I am Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
My research focuses on governance challenges in developing countries, including democratization and institutional reform. My current projects include the following:
Party organization—survey of MP candidates in Zambia on party organization and campaign finance.
Civic education—field experiment in Côte d'Ivoire on the impact of civic education on voter perceptions of electoral integrity.
Ethnic voting--field experiment in Kenya on the role of political endorsements in mobilizing multiethnic support for candidates.
Government trust—survey experiment in Guinea on the role of authorities in gaining compliance with public health advisories.