Ostrom Fellow & Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy,
Indiana University, Bloomington


Areas of Expertise
Civil Society, Development of International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Justice, International Law, International Non-Governmental Organizations, The Global South, Treaties, UN Human Rights System

Region of Focus
Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa

Anthony is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Joint Ph.D. Program in Public Policy at Indiana University, Bloomington with specializations in public policy, comparative politics, and nonprofit & public management. His work studies the politics of state-civil society interactions in developing countries. He uses mixed-methods research to analyze the institutions and organizations of these interactions and how they affect democratic processes and distributive politics. He has a regional focus on East Africa and the Caribbean.

​His book-length dissertation, Regulating Freedom: Policies that Help and Hinder Civil Society Organizations, is a historical study that explores the diffusion, enforcement, and compliance of laws that regulate civil society organizations in Africa. His work finds significant variation exists within these law-based political institutions–which he calls “CSO regulatory regimes”–and finds they are historically informed, rewritten at different moments in different ways, and implemented inconsistently across contexts. The five-members of his committee represents Anthony’s interdisciplinary and multi-method research interests: Associate Professor Jennifer N. Brass (chair), Professor Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Professor Lauren M. MacLean, Professor Sean Nicholson-Crotty, and Assistant Professor Allison Schnable.

​In 2018-2019, he was an Ostrom Fellow and remains closely affiliated with the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis. He received additional support for his doctoral training and fieldwork from the American Political Science Association, the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Concordia University, Emory University, George Mason University, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), School of Social Policy & Practice at University of Pennsylvania, and additional research funding from the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. He received an M.A. from the political science department at Indiana University, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He will complete his Ph.D. when he defends his dissertation in May 2020.

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