I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University between November 2020 and 2021.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2020. I conduct research and teach primarily in the field of comparative politics, focusing on post-Soviet politics, the political economy of development and natural resource dependence, sources of changes in political institutions and regimes, and research methods.

My book project, which is based on my dissertation, develops a theory about when and how a decline in natural resource revenue (negative revenue shock) incentivizes political elites to support private business activities and investment and reverse the ‘resource curse.’ Please read more about it here.