My research focuses on political accountability, election integrity, legislator behavior, and the quality of democracy, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. I also work on issues of research design and transparency.
My research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the UK’s Department for International Development, the International Growth Center, and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences. It has been published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science and Electoral Studies.
I have held research fellowship positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (2015-2016) and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2009-2010). I have consulted for the National Democratic Institute on domestic election observation efforts and parallel vote tabulations in Malawi (2009), Nigeria (2011) and Guinea (2015).
Download my current CV here.
- Election Integrity
- Political Representation
- African Politics
- Experimental Methods/Research Design
PhD in Political Science, 2017
University of California, Los Angeles
BA in Philosophy and Religion, 2006
University of Ghana