About me

 I am Associate Professor of Quantitative Comparative Politics at Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA). Before that, I was Economics of Conflict Fellow (with ESOC) at Princeton University and International Crisis Group and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. I hold a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In my research, I investigate topics relating to development, conflict and security, and natural resources and the environment.

I authored a paper on so-called ‘conflict diamonds’ and a paper asking how drone strikes killing terrorist leaders affect terrorist attacks and one on a civilian protection militia in South Sudan. I’ve worked on a Randomized Controlled Trial investigating whether community monitoring can decrease deforestation in Uganda (part of Metaketa III), a lab-in-the-field experiment designed to reveal how recalling violent conflict changes individual prosocial behaviour and on a project on conflict between industrial and artisanal miners in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2023-2024, I will teach on the following courses at SGIA:

  • SGIA3681 Poverty or Prosperity? The political economy of development