Welcome to my website! I am a political scientist and methodologist by training and I work on issues related to development economics, international security, and evaluation methods. I currently work as a data scientist in the Results Unit of the World Bank Operations Policy and Country Services General Management Unit.
I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Government at Georgetown University in 2020. My dissertation used a mixed-methods research design to examine the influence of national prestige projects on political durability and regime survival. As a teaching associate, I taught Ph.D.-level courses on econometrics and causal inference. I also served as an adjunct professor of quantitative methods at American University’s School of International Service. I hold a master’s degree in international relations from Georgetown and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Harvard University.
You can find links to my CV and ongoing research projects using the tabs above. I'm not often on twitter, but you can follow @arihagh for the occasional post about research methods. In my spare time, I draw bits of music: you can find examples of these "melodigraphs" on Instagram.