Assistant Professor Political Science Centenary College of Louisiana
At Centenary College since 2012, I teach on a wide range of topics in Comparative and International Politics, such as the challenges posed by transitions to democracy, ethnic and nationalist conflict, European politics, international law, international war and cooperation, foreign policy, comparative and international political economy, and research methods.
My research focuses on problems of democratization and post-conflict stability, including "transitional justice" or dealing with the legacies of an authoritarian or violent past. Recent and ongoing projects concern the effects of transitional justice policies, such as criminal prosecution and screening/lustration, on outcomes such as democracy, regime consolidation, and political identity. Building on my original focus in post-communist Europe, I have expanded the geographic regions and time periods I consider.