My research focuses on how antecedent characteristics of authoritarian rule affects political and electoral institutions in democracies, causes of institutional change, and institutional determinates of populism. I am also interested in how we make causal inferences in politically developing states and designing new ways to measure social structure. I primarily focus my research on the politics of Southeast Asia and Latin America but also try to draw inferences globally.

On this page you can find my most recent CV, working papers,  and presentations from conferences. I am also fairly active in the R community. You can find most of my working projects as well as packages I have developed to make manipulation of data easier for political scientists at my GitHub page.

Contact Info

Department of Government
Cornell University
214 White Hall
Ithaca NY, 14853