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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Lecturer & Higher Degree Research Convener (i.e. Director of Graduate Studies)
Australian National University
School of Politics and International Relations
01/2015-present

Research Fellow and Project Manager
The University of Sydney
Department of Government and International Relations
Electoral Integrity Project
01/2013-01/2015

Assistant Professor
University of New Orleans
Department of Political Science
08/2009-12/2012

Instructor
Department of Political Science
Binghamton University (SUNY)
05/2008-12/2008

EDUCATION

PhD, Political Science. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. Advisor: Patrick Regan.
MA, Political Science. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
ALM, Government. Harvard University Extension School. Cambridge, MA. Advisor: Robert Bates.
BA, English. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

PUBLICATIONS, Peer-reviewed

Journal Articles 

Migrant Remittances and the Onset of Civil War (with Patrick M. Regan). 2014. Conflict Management and Peace Science 31(5): 502-520.

Measuring Electoral Integrity Around the World: A New Dataset (with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma) 2014. PS: Political Science and Politics 47(4): 789-798.

Passenger or Driver? A Cross-National Examination of Media Coverage and Civil War Interventions (with Sam Bell & Paul Macharia) 2013. International Interactions 39(5): 646-671.

Good for the Money: International Finance, State Capacity, and Internal Armed Conflict (with Matthew DiGiuseppe & Colin Barry) 2012. Journal of Peace Research 49(3): 391-405.

External Interventions in Civil Wars: A New Dataset (with Patrick M. Regan & Aysegul Aydin) 2009. Journal of Peace Research 46(2): 135-146.
Replication materials.Users Manual.

New Datasets on Political Institutions and Elections, 1972-2005 (with Patrick M. Regan & David H. Clark) 2009. Conflict Management and Peace Science 26(2): 320-337. Data. Codebook.

Edited books

Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades, with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma (eds). 2015. New York: Routledge.

Advancing Electoral Integrity, with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma (eds). 2014. New York: Oxford University Press.

Edited book chapters

“Contentious Elections: From Votes to Violence,” with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma. 2015. In Norris, Pippa, Richard W. Frank, & Ferran Martínez i Coma (eds). Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades. New York: Routledge.

“The Risks of Contentious Elections,” with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma. 2015. In Norris, Pippa, Richard W. Frank, & Ferran Martínez i Coma (eds). Contentious Elections: From Ballots to Barricades. New York: Routledge.

Expert Judgements, with Ferran Martínez i Coma. 2014. Book chapter in Advancing Electoral Integrity, Norris, Frank, and Martínez i Coma, eds.

PUBLICATIONS, Other

Assessing the Quality of Elections, with Pippa Norris & Ferran Martínez i Coma. 2013. Journal of Democracy 24(4): 124-135.

Human Trafficking Indicators, 2000-2011: A New Dataset. 2013. Sydney: University of Sydney. Available from SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2314157. Human Trafficking Indicators website. Data.

“Human Trafficking.” 2014. Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Heath Copes & Craig J. Forsyth, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Book review of Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars by Monica Duffy Toft. Political Science Quarterly 125(3): 148-149.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Course Instructor, Australian National University

Undergraduate

Environment, Human Security & Conflict, 2016
International Relations Theory, 2016 & 2015
Introduction to International Relations, 2017, 2016 & 2015

Course Instructor, University of New Orleans
Graduate
Maximum Likelihood Estimation, 2012 & 2010
Civil Conflict, 2012 & 2010
International Conflict, 2011 & 2009
American Foreign Policy, 2011

Undergraduate and graduate (cross-listed)
Conflict and Diplomacy, 2012 & 2010
Concepts and Patterns of International Politics, 2012
International Organizations, 2012 & 2010
Politics of Developing Areas, 2011 & 2009
Dangers of Globalization, 2011

Course Instructor, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Poverty and Conflict, 2008
Political Economy of Civil War, 2008

Teaching Assistant, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Islam in World Politics, 2008
Introduction to American Politics, 2007

INVITED TALKS

“Measuring the Independence of Election Monitoring Bodies” Election Visitors Program and Knowledge Fair. Association of World Elections Bodies and the National Election Commission of Korea. Songdo, South Korea. June 3, 2014.

“Perceptions of Electoral Integrity.” Global Electoral Organizations Conference. Incheon, South Korea. October 17, 2013.

“The 2011 Uprisings in the Middle East and Africa.” Amnesty International, Louisiana State meeting. April 15, 2012.

“The Political Economy of Human Trafficking.” Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime, and National Security. University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. February 2, 2012.

GRANTS

ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Enhancement Grant. “Developing a Teaching Simulation of the 2011-2016 Syrian Conflict.” 2017.

Australian Research Council (ARC). Discovery Project. “The Strategic Use of Election Violence.” (A$117,700) 2015-2017.

International Program Development Fund. University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement. “Uncovering Global Human Trafficking Patterns, 2000-2015.” (A$13,250) 2015-2016. Declined.

Stimulating Competitive Research award. University of New Orleans Office of Sponsored Research. Summer 2011 ($12,000), Summer 2012 ($12,000).

Academic Fellow. Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Washington, DC. 2012-2013.

Department Dissertation Fellowship, Binghamton University (SUNY), Spring 2009.

Graduate Scholars Fellowship, Political Science Department. Binghamton University (SUNY), 2007-2008.

Political Science Department Fellowship. Binghamton University (SUNY), 2005-2006.

American Political Science Association. Travel grant, 2009.

International Studies Association. Travel grant, 2008, 2009.

SERVICE

Conference organizing

Co-organizer, Annual Meeting of the Australian Political Science Association, Sydney, Australia. September 28-October 1, 2014.

Co-organizer, United Nations Development Programme Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 23-27, 2014.

Co-organizer, Workshop on Electoral Integrity. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 28, 2013.

Discussing and chairing panels of related research

Chair, Panel: “Migration and Human Rights.” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Philadelphia, PA. September 3, 2016.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Turkey’s Democratic Backsliding.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 17, 2015.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “The Civil War State.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 18, 2015.

Discussant, Panel: “Electoral Violence.” Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Asia-Pacific. Pre-Australian Political Studies Conference workshop. Sydney, Australia. September 28, 2014.

Discussant, Panel: “The Political Economy of Conflict.” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada. March 26-30, 2014.

Chair, Panel: “Elections and Violence.” Annual meeting of the International Political Science Association, Montréal, Canada. July 18, 2014.

Discussant, Panel: “The Political Economy of Conflict.” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada. March 26-30, 2014.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Global Politics.” Annual meeting of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, Sydney, Australia. December 9-10, 2013.

Discussant, Panel: The Consequences for Stability and Violence.” Workshop on Electoral Integrity, American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. August 28, 2013.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Understanding Democracy and Human Rights in Comparative and International Perspectives.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. March 31-April 3, 2011.

Chair, Panel: “Boundaries and Borderlands: Implications for Groups at War.” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Montréal, Canada. March 13-16, 2011.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Audience Effects, Mediation, and International Behavior.” Annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. January 2-5, 2011.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Domestic Conflict as International Threat.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 22-25, 2010.

Discussant/Chair, Panel: “Aid, Trade, and Finance.” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. February 17-20, 2010.

Discussant, Poster session: “Agriculture, Microfinance, and Development.” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. February 17-20, 2010.

Journal and book reviewing

American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Electoral Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Review of International Studies, Routledge, Social Inclusion, World Politics.

Media appearances

Five television interviews on Fox 8 Network, New Orleans, LA. 2011-2012. One television interview on WWLTV, New Orleans, LA. 2012. Radio interview on WWL radio. New Orleans, LA. February 3, 2011.

Election observation

Myanmar’s 2015 general election. Short-term election observer for the Carter Center. Deployed to Chin State.

Academic advising

Graduate student chair or co-chair (University of New Orleans)

PhD. 2017. Jennifer Giardina (Millikin University adjunct) Dissertation: “Political Violence in the Electoral Process.”
PhD. 2016. Alfonso Sanchez.Co-chair with Michael Huelshoff. Dissertation: “What Drives African Food Riots?”
PhD. 2014. Christinal Kiel (Tulane University). Co-chair with Michael Huelshoff. Dissertation: “Private Diplomats, Mediation Professionals, and Peace Activists—Can Non-governmental Actors Bring Peace to Civil Wars?”
MA. 2013. Robyn White. Thesis: “Invisible Women: Examining the Political, Economic, Cultural, and Social Factors that Lead to Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery of Young Girls and Women.”
MA. 2012. Ivy Pritchard. Comprehensive Exam.
MA. 2011. David Amato. Comprehensive Exam.
MA. 2010. Jennifer Dumas. Thesis: “Gender Inequality and Terrorism: An Analysis of the Effects of Socioeconomic Gender Inequality on Terrorism.”

Faculty Advisor

Higher Degree by Research Convener (Director of Graduate Studies), Australian National University, Spring 2015-Graduate Committee, University of New Orleans, 2011-2012
Undergraduate Committee, University of New Orleans,  2009-2011