Senior Lecturer
Australian National University
School of Politics and International Relations

Australian National University
School of Politics and International Relations

Research Fellow and Project Manager
The University of Sydney
Department of Government and International Relations
Electoral Integrity Project

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
University of New Orleans
Department of Political Science

PUBLICATIONS, Peer-reviewed

Journal Articles 

Human Trafficking Indicators: A New Dataset. 2022. International Interaction 48(1): 152-171.

Freedom of Movement and Human Trafficking (with Sam R. Bell). 2022. Journal of Human Rights 21(4): 365-382.

Correlates of Voter Turnout (with Ferran Martínez i Coma). 2021. Political Behavior.

Three Outcomes of Contentious Elections. 2021. International Studies Review 23(3): 1,144-1,163.

A Classroom Simulation of the Syrian Conflict (with Jessica Genauer). 2019.  PS: Political Science and Politics 52(4): 737-742.

How Electoral Dynamics Shape Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (with Ferran Martínez i Coma). 2017. Electoral Studies 48: 153-165.

Integridad en las Elecciones de América 2012-2014 [Integrity of the Elections in America 2012-2014] (with Ferran Martínez i Coma & Pippa Norris). 2015. América Latina Hoy 70: 37-54.

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.


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

“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. 2010. Political Science Quarterly 125(3): 148-149.

Amazonas, Pará, Roriama, Acre, and Rondônia first-edition chapters of Let’s Go: Brazil. 2004. New York: St. Martin’s Press: 474-522.



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.


Course Instructor, Australian National University


Contemporary Political Analysis, 2022

Environment, Human Security & Conflict, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2021, 2019

Civilian Protection in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones, 2021

International Relations Theory, 2017, 2016, 2015
Introduction to International Relations, 2017, 2016, 2015

Course Instructor, University of New Orleans
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


“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.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2021.

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence. 2020.

Australian Research Council (ARC). Discovery Project. “The Strategic Use of Election Violence.” (A$117,700) 2015-2019.

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences’ Award for Innovation in Education. 2017.

ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Enhancement Grant. “Developing a Teaching Simulation of the 2011-2016 Syrian Conflict.” (A$7,000) 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.



Co-editor, Australian Journal of Political Science, 2021-2024.

Treasurer. Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, 2022-now.

Executive committee member, Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, 2016-now.

Advisory board member, Electoral Integrity Project. 2015-now

International Relations conference stream leader, Australian Political Studies Association annual meeting, September 26-28, 2022.

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.

Peer reviewing

African Security, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Asian Journal of Political Science, Australian Research Council, British Journal of Political Science, Civil Wars, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Defense and Peace Economics, Democracy and Security, Economics of Transition, Electoral Law Journal, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Global Studies Quarterly, Government and Opposition, International Interactions, International Political Science Review, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Policy Studies, Politics and Governance, Political Science Quarterly, Research and Politics, Review of International Studies, Routledge, Social Inclusion, World Politics.

Election observation

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

Korean June 2014 local elections. A-WEB Election Visit Program.

Academic advising

Ernest Akuamoah. PhD. 2019-2023 (expected). “Incumbent Leaders and Violent Electoral Behavior.”

Dina Luate-Wani. Honours. 2023 (expected). “The Interaction of Media and Civil Conflict.”

Rishona Segaran. Honours. 2021. “Maritime Piracy by African Insurgent Groups.”

Alfonso Sanchez (Assistant Professor [tenure-track] Loyola Andalucía). PhD. 2016. Co-chair with Michael Huelshoff. Dissertation: “What Drives African Food Riots?” Co-chair with Michael Huelshoff.

Robert Evered. Honours (first-class). 2015. Australian National University. “Securitising the Peace: Programmatic Constraints on the Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Liberia and Sierra Leone.”

Christinal Kiel (Professor of Practice, Tulane University). PhD (UNO). 2014. Co-chair with Michael Huelshoff. Dissertation: “Private Diplomats, Mediation Professionals, and Peace Activists—Can Non-governmental Actors Bring Peace to Civil Wars?”

Robyn White. MA (UNO). 2013. Thesis: “Invisible Women: Examining the Political, Economic, Cultural, and Social Factors that Lead to Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery of Young Girls and Women.”

Jennifer Dumas. MA (UNO). 2010. Thesis: “Gender Inequality and Terrorism: An Analysis of the Effects of Socioeconomic Gender Inequality on Terrorism.”

University service

Deputy Head of School, School of Politics and International Relations, 2022

Executive committee member, School of Politics and International Relations, 2019-2021

International Relations Undergraduate Convener (July-December 2021)

Higher Degree by Research Convener (Director of Graduate Studies), Australian National University, 2015-2018

Graduate Committee, University of New Orleans, 2011-2012
Undergraduate Committee, University of New Orleans,  2009-2011

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