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 funded by Innovation for Poverty Action's Peace and Recovery Program, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the MacMillan Center for International Studies, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in May 2019.