About Me

My main research focus is on the political economy of counternarcotics enforcement and policy in the Americas. More broadly I am interested in the causes and consequences of political and criminal violence in the context of political and economic development. I also have interests in quantitative methods and computational approaches to the social sciences.

In my spare time I enjoy books and movies; hiking and climbing; solving puzzles (see blog or click here to be on my NYT Mini Crossword leaderboard); as well as watching, playing, and writing about soccer.

At the summit of South Sister, Oregon