My research and interests center on social network structure and social network change as both a function and cause of political change. I study associated collective behaviors such as voting behavior and clientelism primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. I employ experimental and geo-spatial methods among others in exploring these cases.
I completed in a B.S. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have worked as an R.A. at the Navarra Center for International Development (University of Navarra, Spain).
In 2018-2019 I was both an International Policy Scholar with the Ford School's International Policy Center and a Roy Pierce Scholar through the Center for Political Studies at UM.