Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2017-2018, I was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In spring 2021, I was a guest researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. I received my PhD in Government from Harvard University in May 2017.
My research focuses on comparative politics and historical political economy. My book project, Uprooted: How post-WWII Population Transfers Remade Europe, examines the long-run effects of forced migration in the aftermath of World War II in Poland and West Germany, synthesizing several decades of micro-level data collected during a year of fieldwork, funded by the Social Science Research Council and Center for European Studies. The book is based on my PhD dissertation, awarded the 2018 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation prize by the APSA European Politics and Society Section as well as the Best Dissertation Prize by the APSA Migration & Citizenship Section.
My other ongoing projects examine the politics of authoritarian regimes, the effects of wartime property transfers, and generational transmission of political attitudes and behavior. My regional focus is on Europe and Eurasia.
My work combines statistical methods, including spatial and content analysis, with extensive field and archival research. It has appeared or is forthcoming in American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, and Nationalities Papers.
In 2021, I was awarded Carolina de Miguel Moyer Young Scholar Award, presented annually by Council of European Studies at Columbia University to a young scholar who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the interdisciplinary study of Europe.
I am on the editorial board and regular contributor to Broadstreet Blog, a blog dedicated to interdisciplinary research om historical political economy. I am also on the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Political Economy (JHPE). I have contributed articles to Foreign Affairs, Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, National Interest, Transitions Online, Arms Control Today, Belarus Digest, and other media.