Welcome to my site! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in understanding the determinants of barriers to normatively desired outcomes in developing democracies. I am also interested in developing quantitative methods to measure these phenomena. I maintain active research interests in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Southern Africa and Mexico. To date, my work as appeared in American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and Journal of Modern African Studies. You can see more about my academic work on my CV.

Prior to returning academia, I worked for the National Democratic Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and the  Caucasus Research Resource Centers based out of Tbilisi, Georgia.

I am an avid bicycle tourer. You can see a bicycle touring photo from Oaxaca here.