I am an Assistant Professor of political science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to that, I was a post-doc in the The School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University. I received my Ph.D in Political Science from the Department of Government, University of Essex in 2017.
My research interests include state repression, political violence and human rights measurement. I specialize in computational methods with a focus on machine learning and text analysis. I work on the Sub-national Analysis of Repression Project (SNARP) with Thorin M. Wright, Reed M. Wood, Christopher J. Fariss and K. Chad Clay.
My research is published or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, Journal of Human Rights and International Area Studies Review. I received the ISA Human Rights Section's Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award in 2018 for this article.
Human Rights Violations in the Name of Countering Terrorism
Latent Measure of Counter-terrorism Human Rights Violations 1999-2016
A higher value represents higher levels of counter-terrorism human rights violations and a lower value represents lower levels of counter-terrorism human rights violations
Sub-national Analysis of Repression Project
International Cooperation in Extraordinary Rendition
Example of New Rendition Flight Circuits - Identified by the Matching Model in Cordell (2017)
Known rendition aircraft passes through Norway in September 2005 (red line) and Kazakhstan in October 2003 (blue line)
Central Rendition Transit Corridor - Spatial Variable Constructed in Cordell (2018)
The shortest flight path from Washington D.C. to Kabul (red line) and the airport within each country closest to the flight path (blue points)