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I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). My main research agenda is on the effects of political institutions on sub-national violence, with a particular emphasis on the police and other service-oriented institutions. I conduct research primarily in the Middle East. Field work has taken me to a handful of countries throughout 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.

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

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)