Political Protest in Contemporary Africa. 2018. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Honorable Mention for Best Book of 2018, African Politics Conference Group


Articles and Chapters

“Nation-State or Nation-Family? Nationalism in Marginalised African Societies” (with Abhit Bhandari). 2019. Journal of Modern African Studies 57(2): 297-322.

“Popular Protest and Accountability.” 2019. In Gabrielle Lynch and Peter VonDoepp, eds. Routledge Handbook of Democratization in Africa. New York: Routledge, 392-403.

“Niger Falls Back Off Track” (with Sebastian Elischer). 2019. African Affairs. 118(471): 392–406.

“Personal Politics without Clientelism? Interpreting Citizen-Politician Contact in Africa.” 2018. African Studies Review 61(2): 28-54.

“The National Elections in Niger, February–March 2016” (with Lukas Matthews). 2016. Electoral Studies 43: 203-206.

“Religious Violence and Democracy in Niger.” 2016. African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review 6(1): 89-104.

“Democratic Revolutionaries or Pocketbook Protesters? The Roots of the 2009–2010 Uprisings in Niger.” 2013. African Affairs 112(448): 398-420.

In Progress

“Do ‘Safe Spaces’ Reduce Sensitivity Bias?” (under review).

“Coup de Hot: Does Appearance Affect Coup Leader Survival in Office?” (with Tyson Roberts, under review).

“How Signals of Infighting Affect Attraction to Party Organizations” (under review).

“Impact Evaluation of the Niger Participatory & Responsive Governance Project” (with Ariel BenYishay, Katherine Nolan, and Philip Roessler; endline report available here).

“Crowd Cohesion and Protest Outcomes.”

Public Scholarship in the Monkey Cage/Washington Post

“African Countries Are Opening Their Borders. What Does This Mean for Security, Identity and Trade?” 13 August 2019. (with Abhit Bhandari).

“Niger’s Protests Are Ramping Up: Here’s Why.” 26 March 2018. (with Sebastian Elischer).

“4 Things You Should Know about Niger’s Recent Elections.” 17 April 2016. (with Lukas Matthews).

“The Upcoming Niger Election and the Drama Surrounding It, Explained.” 17 February 2016. (with Lukas Matthews).

“As Niger Prepares for Elections, It’s Concerned about Security. Should It Be?” 28 January 2016.