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  Welcome! I'm an associate professor of political science at the University of  Toronto. Here you can find my current and past research, CV, teaching info, and other writing. (On phones click the top right icon to access the menu.)  


My research looks at how international forces like war and globalization shape democracy and domestic reforms inside states. Some of my work has appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, International Theory, and Perspectives on PoliticsI've also written for popular outlets like Foreign Affairs, Foreign PolicyThe Washington Post, The New Republic and others. 

My book Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century is available from Princeton University Press. It examines how sudden shocks to the global order create powerful waves of domestic reforms, both toward and away from democracy.

Named one of the Best Books of 2017Foreign Affairs. Chapter 1 HERE. Critical Dialogue in Perspectives on Politics. H-Diplo RoundtableWash Post rec.