Welcome! I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on the state, autocracy, and regime change. My book, Regime Threats and State Solutions (Cambridge University Press, Studies in Comparative Politics), examines the politicization of the public sector in Kenya. It was listed as one of Foreign Affairs’ Best Books of 2020, was the recipient of APSA’s 2021 Robert A. Dahl Award, and is a finalist for ASA’s 2021 Bethwell A. Ogot Award . For more on my research, please see my publications and working papers, as well as my cv.