I am an assistant professor at the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I specialize in comparative politics, with a regional focus on Africa and the Middle East.
In my work I apply a variety of methods, including field and lab experiments and social network analysis, to study political behavior and political economy of development more generally.
My most recent work explores the relationship between governance institutions and the provision of public goods and the extent to which information technology innovations can increase political accountability in low-income countries. I am also involved in a study exploring the political legacies of combat exposure among Israeli former IDF soldiers.
Before coming to Penn I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University.