Peter is an assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi. He uses surveys
and experiments to understand issues related to governance and service delivery in areas of limited
statehood. He focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra
Leone and Kenya. Some of the questions he is currently working on are: Can development programs empower women? Can NGO-induced exposure to good governance undermines the hold of chiefs over local-level decision making processes? And what are the determinants of citizen attitudes towards modern and traditional authority and are these attitudes substitutes or complements? In 2015, Peter received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.