I am a political scientist and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. I study the political economy of development in Africa with an emphasis on the relationship between ethnicity, voting, distributive politics and conflict processes.
Prior to that, I was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QuanTM) at Emory University, an adjunct faculty at the University of Rochester, and a Temporary Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Georgia.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester in Fall 2014. I also hold a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, an MA in Economics from Seoul National University, and a BA (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary.