I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, San Diego. My research is on the effects of political institutions in ethnically and religiously divided societies. I also have research interests in counterterrorism, domestic security, and policing. My work tends to focus on the Middle East. Field work has taken me to a handful of countries throughout the region, including Jordan, Israel, Oman, Turkey, and Egypt. I am also involved in ongoing research on policing in the Philippines. You can view some of my current work on my “research” page.
In September, 2017 I will be joining Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law as a postdoctoral fellow.
Ph.D. (2017) University of California San Diego
Department of Political Science
Committee: Karen Ferree (chair), Claire Adida, Eli Berman, David Lake, Phil Roeder
Subfields: Comparative Politics, International Relations
M.A. (2014) University of California San Diego
B.A. (2012) Rice University, Houston, TX
Major in Political Science with Honors, cum laude (2012)