I am an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. Before moving to KCL, I was an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. I received my doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014.
My research and teaching interest center on comparative political economy, with a particular focus on transformations of the welfare state and their impact on patterns of inequality. More specifically, I study the effect of decentralization reforms on territorial inequalities in the quality and access to social services. A second line of my research explores the effect of welfare state reforms on class and gender relations.