I am currently an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. I received my PhD in political science from Duke University. During the 2014/2015 academic year I was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.
My research focusses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, specifically the development of fiscal capacity and taxation in authoritarian regimes. In addition, I am interested in the political geography of conflict and political methodology, specifically Bayesian and spatial statistics.