I am a political scientist studying state building, civil wars, and political violence in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, with extensive field research experience. I am an Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with affiliations in Political Science and Latin American & Iberian Studies.
I hold a PhD and a masters in government from Harvard University, a masters in sociology from the University of Cape Town, and a BA in political science from Yale University. My research has been published in multiple journals and edited volumes, and my commentary and analysis have been published by outlets including The Conversation, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.
Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Postdoctoral fellow, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Doctoral Student in Government, Harvard University
Research Consultant, Handicap International
Research associate, Centre for Social Science Research, Univrsity of Cape Town