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I am an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.  I received my PhD in political science from UCLA and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. My research focuses on clientelism, ethnic politics, and electoral accountability in new democracies, with a regional focus on Africa.  My work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Metaketa initiative. My research has been published by or is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, and Science Advances.