I am an assistant professor of political science, a faculty fellow at ISPS, a Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy fellow, and a research fellow at the Macmillan Center. I study political accountability, state building and the politics of development, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. My current research projects analyze politics in weak states. In these contexts, I am interested in how community-level institutions – such as traditional leaders and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development, democracy and conflict. I use a variety of methods in my research, including qualitative methods, survey research, historical analysis and experiments. My CV is available here.
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Mailing address: Department of Political Science, Yale University, P.O. Box 208301, New Haven, CT 06520-8301