I am currently 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 International Relations and Comparative Politics in July of 2016.

My research focuses on the ways governments undermine the legitimacy and claims of opposition groups, incorporating the perspectives of human rights, propaganda, and social movements. I develop and rely on spatially referenced machine-coded event data to measure how propaganda activity by governments interferes with the domestic opposition’s ability to attain support. Additionally, I examine how this same activity can be used to undermine the objectives of foreign policy adversaries.

To learn more about my research, please look at my Research section or CV. For teaching, course syllabi and teaching evaluations can be found in the Teaching section.