I am Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
I research the politics of violence in conflict-ridden, emerging democracies. My work relies on interviews, surveys, and experiments in the field, as well as the collection of large micro-level datasets, to develop and test theories of intrastate conflict, and study insurgency’s effects on processes and institutions of democratization.
Prior to coming to Pitt, I spent a year as an Empirical Studies of Conflict Postdoctoral Scholar at UC-San Diego. I received my A.B. from Duke University and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.
My CV is available here: CV