Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. I am currently on leave as a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. My research is on comparative political and economic development / history. I work on three main topics: (i) democratization; (ii) technological change; (iii) and state capacity. Much of my work is on rural India, including my book project on the political consequences of technological change in agriculture, but I also work comparatively. I am building a lab on the Political Economy of Agriculture and Rural Societies (PEARS) which specializes in applying tools from GIS and machine learning. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!