Assistant Professor of Political Science
My main area of specialization is democratic politics, with a special interest in the dynamics of elite vs. popular control over democratic decision-making. I am currently working on several projects which examine the politics of institutional choice in the process of democratization, focusing on the ways in which democratic institutions can be used to serve undemocratic ends and even counteract the impact of democratization. My research and teaching covers the areas of Comparative Politics, West European Politics, American Political Development, and Democratic Theory. Other areas of interests include Electoral Studies, Political Economy and Research Methods.