I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. Before coming to SLU, I was a postdoc at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
My research is on domestic security institutions and citizen-state relations, particularly in places plagued by violent intergroup conflict. For example, how does minority integration into the police rank-and-file affect citizens’ willingness to cooperate with police officers? Does marginalization from state security forces motivate anti-state violence? How does community-oriented policing affect engagement with the state? I explore these questions using survey and experimental research in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. You can view some of my current work on my “research” page.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego in 2017, and I proudly hold a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Ph.D. (2017) University of California San Diego
Committee: Karen Ferree (chair), Claire Adida, Eli Berman, David Lake, Phil Roeder
M.A. (2014) University of California San Diego
B.A. (2012) Rice University, Houston, TX