I research local and global challenges in the political economy of development, water and energy policy, civil society and accountability, and climate change.


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in May 2019. I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University during 2019 - 2020.


Participatory Groundwater Management in NE Brazil:
EGAP Metaketa III
Trading Favors:
Local Politics and Development
(Book Project)
Energy Politics and Decarbonization in India: 
Project Rapid Switch
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Political Methodology
(Un)Natural Disasters:
Electoral Cycles in Disaster Relief
Applied Field Research