I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell I received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D from NYU.
My research primarily uses formal models to analyze the politics of non-democratic regimes. More specifically, my main line of research is a series of formal models that examine why incumbent leaders -- particularly autocrats -- choose to hold elections and decisions surrounding elections such as whether to comply with electoral rules, commit fraud, and invite international election monitors.
I am current working on models of electoral violence, coups, and the relationship between new communication technology (e.g., the internet, social media) and anti-regime action like protests and revolutions.
Department of Government
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Ithaca, NY 14853