I am an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York. My research focuses on autocratic regimes and democratic transitions. More specifically, I investigate the factors that make some autocratic regimes last much longer than others.
My other research interests include the impact of war on democratic and non-democratic states and psychology of racist and anti-immigrant prejudice in Europe.
I obtained my undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees from the Politics Department at the University of Sheffield.