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. I am also a Research Fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex. My research interests included international conflict and cooperation, international security, political violence, state repression, human rights and secrecy. 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 - funded by the National Science Foundation. 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.