My research investigates causes, consequences, and potential solutions to inter-group inequality, polarization, and conflict, with a particular focus on efforts to improve access to justice for marginalized populations in weak states. I also research experimental and survey methodology and group behavior that is puzzling or surprising, such as continued voter support for allegedly corrupt politicians.
My research applies a broad range of quantitative methods to studies on these topics in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the U.S. My scholarly work has been published in the American Political Science Review and the American Journal of Political Science, among other outlets.
I have been fortunate to receive support from organizations including the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Crime and Violence Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Public Safety and CESS labs at NYU New York, and the SSEL lab at NYU Abu Dhabi. In 2017, I was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at CESS India.
In my spare time, I enjoy rooting for my hometown team, the Boston Celtics.