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I am an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah Department of Political Science and an Affiliated Researcher at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, where I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow and Dissertation Fellow.  In 2021, I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.  I was also a United States Institute of Peace-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar (2019-2020).  

My research focuses on regional intergovernmental organizations, international influences on democracy/autocracy, elite politics and security cooperation, particularly in Africa. 

Currently, I am completing a book manuscript on elite politics driving regional cooperation in Africa, a series of projects on international cooperation among autocracies, and papers on international election observers.  My most recent research has been published (and is forthcoming) in International Studies Quarterly and The Review of International Organizations.

I co-organize (with Stephan Haggard) a working paper series on illiberal regimes in international organizations.  Links to the papers are here on our IGCC project page.

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