Professor Saylor’s research interests include state building and political development; the politics of developing societies, particularly in Africa and Latin America; and qualitative methodology.
His first book, State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2008
- M.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2003
- B.A., Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Miami University (Ohio), 1998
- B.S. in Business, Accountancy, Miami University (Ohio), 1998