Welcome! I am currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Michigan State University. From 2011 to 2015, I was an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Bridgewater State University. Prior to this, I worked as an analyst at the Institute for Physical Sciences. I received my PhD in Political Science from UCLA in 2008.
I study authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. I am also interested in the security and policy implications of autocratic rule. You can reach me here and follow me at @EricaFrantz.