I am a Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). I previously served as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the SFB 884 Collaborative Research Center on the "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany) after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Iowa where I studied comparative politics, political institutions and quantitative methods. My research and teaching interests specialize in comparative politics, intra-party politics, parties and elections, legislative behavior, public policy, text analysis and European Politics. My research links the disagreements and dynamics that occur with political parties to their election strategies, government formation and the policy-making process.
Information and links to my recent publications, working papers or my broader research agenda check out my Research page.