CURRENT POSITIONS

Research Fellow, Effective States and Inclusive Development, University of Manchester.

Research and PEA Adviser, STAAC-Ghana.

Consultant on political analysis.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Government, Cornell University 2012.

Licenciado en Historia, Universidad de Sevilla 2006.

INTELLECTUAL HEROES

Max Weber

Carl Sagan

Groucho Marx

ACADEMIC MENTORS

Nic van de Walle

David Hulme

BOOKS FOR THINKING

Economy and Society, Max Weber (1922)

Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance, Douglass North (1990)

A Theory of Fields, Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam (2012)

POP CULTURE CHOICES

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld