Welcome to my website!
I am a mixed methods scholar of International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research uses a contentious politics approach to investigate how civilians and political elites obtain information and respond to uncertainty. This interest drives my analysis of civilian responses to conflict, non-state armed group behavior, and decision-making in distributive politics. I pursue these substantive interests by creating datasets and using fieldwork to generate qualitative and quantitative data. Then, I employ quantitative time series, spatial, and social network analysis to examine that data.
Also, I am currently co-organizing the Data Driven Development in Africa Workshop 2018. Please see the call for papers here.