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I am an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.  My research focuses on  clientelism, ethnic politics, and electoral accountability in new democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  My work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre, the Department for International Development (DfID), and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Metaketa initiative, and has been published by or is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Perspectives on Politics.