I am an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Political Science.
At UBC I generally teach courses in comparative politics and research methods.
In 2013-14 I am on sabbatical first term and will teach UBC's core graduate comparative politics seminar in Term 2. In May 2014 I will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, teaching a week-long class on The Internationalization of Elections.
My research examines political parties, institutions and elections around the world.
Current projects explore the internationalization of elections, emigrant political engagement, the determinants of the durability of party leaders and prime ministers, and the consequences of electoral reform for voters and politicians.
I grew up in Bellingham, WA—just an hour south of Vancouver—and also lived in Ohio, Southern California, Tokyo and Okinawa before moving to Vancouver in 2004.
I am married and the proud father of a wonderful little girl. My hobbies include reading, hiking and watching movies.