I am a Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory and co-editor of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety. My primary research interests are in online political disinformation, the political economy of development, and Africa. My articles appear in Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, Political Communication, PS: Political Science and Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and World Politics. I have a book with the Economics, Choice, and Society Series at Cambridge University Press.
My reports on disinformation include "Stoking Conflict by Keystroke: An Operation Run by IRA-Linked Individuals Targeting Libya, Sudan, and Syria", "Evidence of Russia-Linked Influence Operations in Africa" and "Potemkin Pages and Personas: Assessing GRU Online Operations, 2014-2019."
I was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis from 2017-2019. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law from 2016-2017. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2016.