Welcome! I teach comparative and international politics at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. My professional focus is on the role that religious, historical, and cultural narratives can play in democratic development. Since my return in 2014 from a year spent in Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar, I have focused special attention on developments there.
Even as my writings have become more varied, a common thread remains -- the choice of cultural framework, or narrative, often determines a policy’s success or failure.