I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
My research aims to understand the conditions under which international actors successfully bring order, peace, and stability to fragile and weakly institutionalized settings. My other interests include peacekeeping, violent extremism, post-conflict politics, and democratic foreign policy-making. I co-manage RADPKO, a geocoded dataset on the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping operations covering 1999-2018.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, International Security, Journal of Peace Research, and International Peacekeeping. My research has been supported by the European Union, the Folke Bernadotte Academy (the Swedish Government Agency for Peace, Security and Development), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), and the Innovation for Poverty Action’s Peace and Recovery Program. I have held positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in May 2019.