I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government at the University of Essex and co-director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of International Organizations at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim. I am also affiliated to the Collaborative Research Center ``Political Economy of Reforms'' (SFB 884) at the University of Mannheim. My research areas include the political economy of central banking, fiscal and monetary policies, public opinion, and immigration. I am also interested in political textual analysis.

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I'm originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. I completed my BA (Hons) at McGill University in Montreal in Economics and International Development Studies. I formally shifted to Political Science from Economics at McGill University, and I studied Political Economy at Emory University. During my PhD, I took classes and conducted research in both Economics and Political Science.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling. I have an extensive collection of unflattering photos of central banks around the world.