Welcome! I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Niehaus Center for Governance and Globalization at Princeton University for the 2019-2020 academic year. I specialize in political economy and political methodology. I earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2019.
My research lies in field of the political economy of development and focuses on the impact of foreign aid on political and economic governance in recipient countries. My dissertation examines the impact of Chinese development assistance on recipient country compliance with Western aid conditionality, the effect of foreign aid on pre-electoral fiscal manipulation of expenditures and taxation in developing democracies, and the impact of foreign aid projects on citizens’ trust in political institutions and actors.