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 legitimize their human rights abuses and counter advocacy, incorporating the perspectives of human rights, propaganda, and social movement research. I am also working to bring the interaction between government rhetoric and far right extremists into our understanding of political violence. 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.