Welcome

I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tulsa. My principal research examines state building in the developing world. My first book, State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa (Oxford University Press, 2014), analyzes how the politics surrounding exporting influenced state formation in six countries. I teach courses on topics such as state building, the “resource curse,” Latin American politics, and African politics.