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I am a post-doctoral research fellow with the “Borders and Boundaries in World Politics” project at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  I graduated with a Ph.D. in political science from the Pennsylvania State University in the summer of 2017.

My research is in the area of international relations with emphases in conflict processes, civil-military relations, and border politics. Broadly, my work develops novel measurement and research design strategies to better understand whether and how states respond to domestic and international security threats.