I am an assistant professor in the School of International Relations and the Resident Faculty Fellow in Trojan Hall. I am also the co-founder of the Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab, which I oversee alongside Jonathan Markowitz. 

My core research is on political risk and foreign investment in emerging markets, focusing particularly on the role of diaspora investors and on the ongoing evolution of international property rights.  I also conduct research on federalism, powersharing, and unrecognized states. A recent publication regarding my work with Chris Farris and Erik Gartzke on regime type, coalition size, and military victory can be found here.

I teach courses on international political economy, research design, and quantitative and survey research methods.  Feel free to use any of the teaching materials posted on this site.  However, please send me an e-mail to let me know what you’re using. I am always working to improve my materials and would like to know what others find useful.

Here is a copy of my CV (February 2016), and feel free to contact me here. My office hours for Spring 2016 are in VKC 305 on Fridays, 9-10 by appointment and 10-11 drop-in. For all other information, please use the navigation bar on the left.