I am a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. I received my PhD in Political Science with an equal focus on Comparative Politics and International Relations in July of 2016.

My research focuses on the ways governments and far-right extremist movements talk about human rights for marginalized peoples, justify abuses, and push back against human rights advocacy. I incorporate insights from the human rights, disinformation, and social movement research. To learn more, please look at my Research section or CV.

I am also a dedicated teacher who focuses on building accessible and inclusive active learning environments in my classrooms. Teaching history, training, course syllabi and student evaluations can be found in the Teaching section.

I am a proud member of the campus and local LGBTQ+ community, and an ally and advocate for students. For official service work and my contributions to diversity and inclusion, please see my Service section.

If you are a student, community member, interested in supplemental resources and assorted help I have put together, or wish to contact me directly, please visit my Resources section.