I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. One of my core interests is in the politics of foreign aid and service delivery, with current field projects in Uganda and Malawi evaluating how voters and politicians react to development spending.
Another strand of my research is on electoral and criminal violence, with projects on the role of violence in elections and the impacts and causes of transnational criminal economies. My research has been published in World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, British Journal of Political Science and World Development.
I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego and my B.A. in political science from Seattle Pacific University.