Welcome! I am a Professor of Political Science at UMBC. My research interests include various aspects of democratization, from the movements that lead the fight for regime change to efforts at holding the former regime accountable for its human rights record upon democratic breakthrough. My three books include The Democratization Disconnect; Social Movements and the New State; and The Costs of Justice

To see a complete CV, including teaching profile, other work experience and research interests, please see CV link at left.

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I am currently working on a new book project combining my growing interest in disaster research and climate change. In this project, I look at how different regimes approach disaster response in the context of climate change-driven disasters, from extreme weather to the spread of disease.  

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