I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. I'm also a member of the Violence Early-Warning System (ViEWS) team housed at Uppsala University's Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Previously, I was the Gallatin Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.
My research focuses on multi-party civil wars, including conflict dynamics, peace processes, and civilian participation. My dissertation examines how, in civil wars involving more than one rebel group, governments use peace agreements as a counterinsurgency tool to counter rebel groups that remain outside the peace agreement. I also examine how the dynamics of multiparty conflict affect insurgents' bargaining position with the state, as well as the use of former rebel soldiers in counterinsurgency offensives.
You can find my CV here.