Research interests include state building and political development; politics of developing societies, particularly African and Latin American politics; and qualitative methodology.
Current book project examines the intersection of international commodity booms, coalitional politics, and state building dynamics in the post-colonial world.
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