Welcome! I am currently an Associate Professor in Political Science at Michigan State University (MSU). I study authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. I am particularly interested in the security and policy implications of autocratic rule. In 2020, I won the MSU College of Social Science Outstanding Teacher Award.

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 in the DC area. I received my PhD in Political Science from UCLA in 2008.

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