About Me and My Work
My areas of specialization include comparative politics, quantitative and formal research methods, and international relations. My research interests in comparative politics center around political parties in the legislative arena with an emphasis on party organization and party policy positioning. My work also extends to other fields, including legislative politics, representation and policy, measurement of policy preferences of legislators, democracy and authoritarianism, Asian and Chinese politics, and quantitative and formal research methods as well. My interests and qualifications allow me to put my skills to work and compare political institutions around the world in both advanced industrialized democracies as well non-democratic countries. My teaching interests include topics on comparative political institutions, political parties and interest groups, politics and governments of Asia and China, democracy and dictatorship, and transitions to democracy.