Research Profile

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Missouri. I received my PhD in Political Science from Lund University (Sweden) in 2012. Before taking up my current position at the University of Missouri, I held research and teaching positions at the London School of Economics (LSE), University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), and at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg. I specialize in comparative politics and most of my research revolves around the issues of democratization more broadly and especially elections in new democracies. I have a specific, but not exclusive, interest in African politics. Please have a look at my publications page for a more comprehensive list of finished and ongoing research. 

I have taught several courses on comparative politics, democratization theories, methods and European Politics at University of Missouri, LSE, UT-Austin and Lund University.