I am a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in Political Science and a former Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace, specializing in international relations and methodology. Within international relations, my research is focused on political violence and mass killing, the tactical and strategic choices of perpetrators, the role of paramilitary groups in conflict and post-conflict situations, the implications of state capacity to civil war, and the implications of food insecurity concerns for local and global dynamics of social conflict. My methodological interests include limited dependent variable models and applied Bayesian statistics, mixed and combined methods approaches, and event data. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Journal of Politics, International Studies QuarterlyJournal of Peace ResearchFood Security, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Terrorism & Political Violence, and has been mentioned in policy outlets such as The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)The United States Institute of Peace, and Political Violence @ A Glance.

This website contains information about my research and teaching. My Google Scholar profile can be found here.

The most current version of my CV can be found here.

Last updated: June 15, 2017.