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 democratization and democratic development. Much of my research addresses the role that information plays in developing democratic polities.  I am also interested in advancing quantitative methods to measure the effect of information. I maintain active research projects in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Southern Africa, and Mexico. To date, my work has appeared or is forthcoming in  the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and The Journal of Modern African Studies. You can see more about my academic work on my CV.

Before returning to 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.