About me

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Duke University specializing in Security, Peace, and Conflict and Political Methodology. In spring of 2019, I am a Predoctoral Visiting Student (VSRC) at Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) at Princeton University. Beginning in Fall of 2019 I will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Big Data Social Science — Center for Social Data Analytics at The Pennsylvania State University.

My research centers on mass protests, state repression, and human rights, with particular attention to the methodological implications for network analysis that stem from interdependent conflict behavior. My projects contribute to the scholarship on mass protests in authoritarian regimes, the strategic interplay between repression and dissent activities, and nonviolent mass mobilization in authoritarian elections. My research on Networks of Repression and Dissent Tactics was funded by International Center of Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and awarded the best graduate student paper at Peace Science Society International (2018).

Networks, spatial analysis, and automated text analysis are the primary methods I develop and apply to achieve a better understanding of conflict processes. Several projects of mine also involve predictive and computational modeling. My work has been published or is forthcoming at Journal of Politics and Political Science Research and Methods.