I am Associate Professor of International Affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and (by courtesy) the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
I study the politics of state-building in conflict-ridden and emerging democracies. My research on elections, public goods provision, and insurgent violence is published in the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, among other outlets (list of papers).
I teach courses on international relations, ethnic politics, political violence, and quantitative research methods.
Prior to coming to Pitt, I was an Empirical Studies of Conflict Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. I received a Ph.D. from Stanford University and A.B. from Duke University, both in political science.
My CV is available here: CV
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260