I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Macalester College. I have been a Fulbright Scholar at Sciences Po Bordeaux and a Residential Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. I received my Ph.D from UCLA, specializing in comparative politics, political economy, and social movements.

My book, Political Protest in Contemporary Africa (Cambridge University Press) received an honorable mention for Best Book of 2018 from the African Politics Conference Group. It explores how class politics drive African protests, with an emphasis on Niger and Senegal.

My current work investigates the relationship between activist cohesion and protest outcomes in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

I teach Comparative Politics, Political Economy of Development, African Politics, and Empirical Research Methods.

I am a regular consultant for governmental and non-governmental agencies, focusing on impact evaluation and policy analysis.

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