My name is Brendan Skip Mark, everyone calls me Skip. I am a professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island.
My research explores the intersections between human rights, political economy, collective dissent, and empirical methodology. I try to unpack the determinants and consequences of: international organization agreements like IMF conditionality, repression, labor rights, violent and non-violent protest, migration and remittances, development, economic crisis, and economic and social rights more broadly. I am particularly interested in how measurement and modeling choices affect what we know about these relationships and how an understanding of history and other disciplines can improve our knowledge of them.