2021. “Clientelism and Community Support in Times of Crisis: Evidence Following Floods in Ghana.” Studies in Comparative International Development 10.1007/s12116-021-09329-6.

2021. “Community Violence and Support for Violent Extremism:  Evidence from the Sahel.” Political Psychology 42, 1: 143-161. With Steven E. Finkel, Michael Neureiter, and Christopher Belasco.

2020. “The Grapevine Effect in Sensitive Data Collection: Examining Response Patterns in Support for Violent Extremism.” Political Science Research and Methods doi:10.1017/psrm.2020.34. With Steven E. Finkel, Michael Neureiter, and Christopher Belasco.


2019. “The Political Sources of Religious Identification: A Study on the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Border.” British Journal of Political Science 49, 2: 421-441. With Daniel N. Posner.

2017. “Disaggregating Identities to Study Ethnic Conflict.” Ethnopolitics 16, 1: 12-20.

2015. “African Borders as Sources of Natural Experiments: Promise and Pitfalls.” Political Science Research and Methods 3, 2: 409-418. With Daniel N. Posner.


2014. “The Political Mobilization of Ethnicity and Religion in Africa.” American Political Science Review 108, 4: 801-816.


2014. “Pentecostalism as an Informal Political Institution: Experimental Evidence from Ghana.” Politics & Religion 7, 4: 761-787.


2014. “Measuring and Reducing Religious Bias in Post-Conflict Zones: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire.” Political Psychology 35, 2 (April): 267-289.


2013. “Economic Development Strategies and Conflict in Africa: The Cases of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.” Comparative Political Studies 46, 2 (Feb): 182-211.


2013. “Africa’s New Big Man Rule? Pentecostalism and Patronage in Ghana.” African Affairs 112, 446 (Jan): 1-21.


2009. “Religious Faith and Democracy: Evidence from the Afrobarometer Surveys.” Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 113 (with E. Gyimah-Boadi).



Forthcoming. “The Intoxication of Fieldwork: Obtaining Authorizations in Burkina Faso.” In Peter Krause and Ora Szekely, eds. Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science. Columbia University Press.


2019. “Identity, Internal State Conflict, and Religion.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.843.


2019. “The Politics of Pentecostalism in Africa.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press. doi:


2017. “Disaggregating Identities to Study Ethnic Conflict.” In Erika Forsberg, Jóhanna K. Birnir, and Christian Davenport, eds., Ethnic Politics and Conflict/Violence. New York: Routledge. Ch. 3.


2015. “Pentecostals and Politics: Redefining Big Man Rule in Africa.” In Martin Lindhardt, ed., Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic Christianity in Postcolonial Societies. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers. Ch 13: 322-344.


2013. “Economic Development and Conflict Outcomes: Fifty Years of Evidence from West Africa.” In William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds., Economic Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violence. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Ch. 6: 141-166.





2019. "Religion, Violence, and Local Power-Sharing in Nigeria by Laura Thaut Vinson." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 360. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 57(2), 347-348.


2011. "Is Africa Losing Its Taste for Democracy?" Huffington Post. May 25, 2011.