Welcome! I am a postdoctoral research fellow with the Alternative Governance and Climate Change project at the University of Maryland. I specialize in international relations and research methods with a focus on violent non-state armed actors, identity, and conflict. My research is published or forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies and Security Studies

My work seeks to answer two main questions: (1) How does ideology influence cooperation (eg: group formation and alliances) in conflicts? and (2) What are the consequences of group formation on conflict processes? In my postdoctoral research, I study how rebel groups manage threats to the environment. I use a variety of methods to analyze these issues, including agent-based modeling, Bayesian statistics, survey experiments, and field research.

In fall 2024 I will begin as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received my PhD in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2023.  You can find my CV here.