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. My research is published or forthcoming in the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, among other outlets.
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. from Stanford University, both in political science.
My CV is available here: CV