I am currently a teaching postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. I received my PhD in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and Comparative Politics in July of 2016.

I generally study the intersection of human rights, mobilization, and regime legitimation. My dissertation work  focuses on how governments legitimate their uses of force against civilians and de-legitimize opposition actors. I am also interested in spatial analysis in the study of violence and event data analysis.

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