I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University. I received my PhD in Political Science from the Department of Government, University of Essex in 2017. I am also a Research Fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex.
My research interests include international security cooperation, state repression, political violence and human rights. I work on the Subnational Analysis of Repression Project (SNARP) with Thorin M Wright, Reed M Wood, Christopher J Fariss and K Chad Clay - funded by the National Science Foundation. I use statistical and computational methods with an expertise in machine learning for the analysis of text as data and spatial econometrics. I received the Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award in 2018 for my paper entitled 'Classified Cooperation: Post 9/11 Security Alliances and Human Rights Preferences'.
I also work with Florian G Kern and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch on the Traditional Actors and Federal State Authorities in Interaction: Explaining Patterns of Security and Conflict Across American Indian Reservations Project - funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.