I'm an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. My research interests are organized crime and policing, primarily in Africa and the United States.
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United States Naval Academy, Department of Political Science
My research agenda focuses on the competition between states and criminal organizations to control communities. In particular, I look at citizen-police cooperation in gang-contested communities, exploring how citizens make decisions about sharing information with the police. I have conducted fieldwork primarily in Lagos, Nigeria and Baltimore, Maryland.