I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics.
My primary research focuses on the roles of information in politics and governance. This includes studying how policymakers learn from participatory governance; the impacts of information on both voter and bureaucratic behavior; the politics of transparency, accountability, and public participation; and transnational multistakeholder governance reform initiatives. I study these topics using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and both in Mexico, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and in global context.
I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2012, and subsequently was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2013 to 2015 I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, and from 2015 to 2017 I was an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. My research has appeared in journals including the American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and World Development.