Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I specialize in international relations and research methods with a focus on identity, conflict, and armed non-state actors. My research on organized criminal groups in Brazil has been published in Comparative Political Studies.

My work seeks to answer two 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? I use a variety of methods to answer these questions, including agent-based modeling and Bayesian statistics. 

For more details about my research and teaching experience, find my full CV here.