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Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods

School of International Service

American University


I am a political scientist specializing in comparative electoral politics. My research focuses on democratic accountability, especially how voters form opinions about the competence of elected officials and how globalization complicates that process.


My current research on performance voting in an age of interdependence is forthcoming in a new book, Unmasking Government Competence (Cambridge University Press), and article with the Journal of Politics. My earlier work on economic voting and campaign priming has been published by the Journal of Politics (2013, 2014) and in my first book, Economic Voting (Cambridge University Press).


I teach courses in quantitative statistical methods and data analysis at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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