I am an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to the Bush School, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

I received my Ph. D. in Political Science and Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2015. My dissertation, “Essays on Emigration and Politics,” received APSA’s Mancur Olson Award for the Best Dissertation in the Field of Political Economy in 2017. My research interests are at the intersection of political economy and development economics. My current research examines the political economy of emigration and population.