I am a political scientist who researches public attitudes to democracy and majority group attitudes to immigrant and ethnic out-groups. I have a particular interest in how these opinions shape political institutions and political behaviour. I also conduct research in quantitative methodology, with a focus on Bayesian data analysis.
I am currently a professor of political behaviour in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, where I teach courses on intergroup conflict and reconciliation, comparative public opinion, and comparative politics. I am originally from Durban, South Africa and completed my PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.