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 Comparative Politics and International Relations in July of 2016.

My research focuses on the ways governments undermine the legitimacy and claims of dissident groups, incorporating the perspectives of human rights, propaganda, and social movement research. To learn more, please look at my Research section or CV.

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