My research focuses on environmental politics and policymaking, political economy of development, distributive politics, and statistical methods. My broader research agenda studies the politics of natural disasters, natural resource management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Climate change increasingly shapes political relationships within and across countries. My research applies core political questions of distributive politics, collective action, and democratic accountability to critical policy issues in development and the environment, especially water policy and climate change. Through in-depth applied field research, causal inference methodologies, and rigorous statistical analysis, I provide a deeper awareness of local social and political realities and their influence on sustainable development.