I conduct research on three major thematic areas: peacekeeping, the impact of electoral politics on foreign policy, and post-conflict politics. I use a variety of approaches in my research, including qualitative, quantitative, experimental, and formal methods.
Why Share? An Analysis of the Sources of Power-Sharing after Conflict. Forthcoming at Journal of Peace Research.
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"Nationality, Gender, and Deployments at the Local Level: Introducing the RADPKO Dataset." International Peacekeeping. Vol 27, No. 4 (2020). With Patrick Hunnicutt.
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"What is the Mechanism Underlying Audience Costs? Incompetence, Belligerence, and Inconsistency." Journal of Peace Research. Vol 56, No. 4 (July 2019). With Nicholas Sambanis.
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I wrote about this research on the Duck of Minerva.
"Does Electoral Proximity Affect Security Policy?" Journal of Politics. Vol 77, No. 3 (July 2015). With Nikolay Marinov and Josh Robbins.
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This research was also featured on the Empirical Studies of Conflict.
"Correspondence: Reevaluating Foreign-Imposed Regime Change.” International Security. Vol. 38, No. 3 (Winter 2013/2014).
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Manuscripts Under Review
Peacekeeping and the Enforcement of Intergroup Cooperation: Evidence from Mali
PDF |Revised and resubmitted at Journal of Politics. | This paper is part of a broader book project. A description of the project and a chapter outline can be found here.
This paper was featured as part of the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESoC) working paper series (20).
More Security, More Legitimacy? Effective Governance as a Source of State Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood. With Eric Stollenwerk.
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Manuscripts In Preparation
Do UN Peacekeepers Reduce Communal Violence? Experimental Evidence from Mali.
Non-Combatants or Counter-Insurgents? The Strategic Logic of Violence against UN Peacekeepers. With Patrick Hunnicutt and Rob Williams.
Can Religious Messaging Promote Social Cohesion? Experimental Evidence from Adolescents in Burkina Faso. With Allison Grossman and Niloufer Siddiqui.
How UN Peacebuilding Unintentionally Incentivizes Local-Level Violence.
Local Solutions to Local Problems? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Educational Programs to Reduce Interethnic Tensions and Local Violence. With Allison Grossman and Niloufer Siddiqui. Funded by Innovation for Poverty Action's Peace and Recovery Program.
Capacity-Building as a Means for Sustainable Peace: An Investigation of the Relationship between Electricity Blackouts and Violent Protest in Liberia. With Patrick Hunnicutt. Funded by the Folke Bernadotte Academy.
Diversifying Publics in International Relations: A New Framework for Analyzing Audience Costs within a Changing Social Context.
With Elana Resnick.