About me

 I am Assistant 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.

Currently, I’m working on a Randomized Controlled Trial investigating whether community monitoring can decrease deforestation in Uganda (part of Metaketa III), on a lab-in-the-field experiment designed to reveal how recalling violent conflict changes the deep determinants of individuals’ behaviour and on a project on conflict between industrial and artisanal miners in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2020-2021, I will teach on the following courses at SGIA:

  • SGIA3681 Poverty or Prosperity? The political economy of development
  • SGIA2341 Research Project
  • SGIA1221 Introduction to International Relations (4 lectures in Epiphany term)

Please note that in the year 2020-2021 I cannot function as primary Ph.D. supervisor.