Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. I am also an affiliated researcher with the Data-driven Analysis of Peacekeeping Project lab. I specialize in International Relations and Political Methodology. I earned my Ph.D in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, and The Journal of Open Source Software. My research explores the causes and consequences of political violence using a broad variety of methods such as latent variable models, geospatial analysis, and big data. While I primarily focus on civil conflict, I also examine contentious political phenomena including terrorism and economic statecraft. I have teaching experience in both international relations and quantitative methodology.