I am currently a Fellow in Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
My research is in comparative politics, with a focus on the political economy of regulation, the political development of the American and European regulatory states, and the effects of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis on European politics and public policy.
In my dissertation, which was defended in the Department of Government at Harvard University in September 2018, I comparatively examine the political origins, institutional evolution, and contemporary practices of competition regulators in the United States and Europe, explaining why, in recent decades, European competition enforcement has become both more extensive and intensive than in the United States. I have also completed research projects that examine the effects of the global financial crisis on the practices of securities regulators and the European public’s trust in government.
My research or writing has been published in European Union Politics, Public Administration, the Review of European and Russian Affairs, and Social Europe. Earlier collaborative work on political negotiations has also been published in a collected volume by the Brookings Institution Press.
I have been a Visiting Research Fellow at the WZB Social Science Center in Berlin, the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies based at Sciences Po in Paris, the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels, and the Institute of European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Before beginning my doctoral studies, I spent four years working as an advocate for campaign finance reform in the United States, and two years completing a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where I focused my studies on European political economy. In 2005, I received a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and African and Afro-American Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.