About

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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Duke University’s DevLab@Duke. I completed my PhD in comparative politics at the University of Pennsylvania in July 2019. My interests are in the political economy of development and the influence of non-profit organizations on politics and governance. My dissertation investigates the impact of non-state service provision on political economy, looking specifically at the impact of NGO service delivery interventions on political credit attribution, citizen political engagement, citizen expectations of government, and government investments in service delivery. My research uses spatial data on election returns, survey responses, aid projects, and service delivery access points. As part of my dissertation, I also conducted an ancillary field experiment measuring the impact of providing citizens with access to an NGO-implemented community health worker intervention that operated parallel to a similar government health program.

My work has received support from the National Science Foundation (SES-1747642), an anonymous foundation, a University of Pennsylvania Penfield Grant, the Browne Center for International Politics, and an American Political Science Association Centennial Grant.