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. In the 2018-19 academic year, I am on leave as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
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. I have published multiple journal articles and book chapters, as well as commentary pieces.
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