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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.

Education

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)