Sample Work

My work crosses disciplines. The projects below show some of the range of my experience.

Applied Research
  • Data Portal—Led creation of a data platform aggregating public financial data for 13,000 municipalities. US Common Sense, 2016. [link]
  • Community Perceptions of Police—Designed and analyzed a survey of resident perceptions of the Oakland Police Dept. Resource Development Assocs., 2014. [link|pdf]
Blog Posts
  • Interview with Eva Kaye-Zwiebel, 2017 [link]
  • Immigration and Race: White & Undocumented, 2017 [link]
  • The Remains of Great Zimbabwe, 2017 [link]
  • A Framework for Ranking State and Municipal Government Fiscal Sustainability. Co-author, US Common Sense, 2016.  [link|pdf]
  • Kenyan Pastoralist Societies in Transition: Perceptions of the Value of Ecosystem Services. With E. King, Ecology & Society, 2014.  [link|pdf]
  • Development Aid and Public Goods Provision: A Study of Pastoralist Communities in Kenya. Abstract & Chapter 1, Princeton Univ., 2011. [pdf]
  • The Global Commons, Occidental College, 2012.  [pdf]
  • Africa in International Affairs, Univ. of Southern California, 2011.  [pdf]
Book Reviews
  • Familiar Spirits, by Alison Lurie, Yale Review of Books, 2001.  [pdf]
  • Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry, Yale Review of Books, 2000.  [pdf]