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My research interests stand at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, with a particular focus on non-state actors and contentious politics in developing countries. My research is informed by both quantitative and qualitative methods and draws on profound regional expertise acquired, above all, through field research in both Latin America (Guatemala, Ecuador) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon). The following four broad topics keep me up at night:


Inequality and civil violence in multiethnic states

Ethnic group mobilization

Elite Networks and contentious politics in the developing world

Political extremism

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