I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University (SUNY). I received my Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in May 2014. I have been a Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence (2013-2014) and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (2012-2013). My CV can be found here.
My interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and international security, with a focus on armed group behavior in civil war, electoral mechanisms in divided societies, ethnicity and patronage politics, and research methods. I have regional interests in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. My dissertation studied the dynamics of multiparty insurgencies, drawing on ten months of fieldwork conducted in Colombia.
I have articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Terrorism and Political Violence, Research & Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Critical Review. For more information on these and other papers, please see my Research page.
Born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, I enjoy short fiction, antique maps and records, and playing jazz piano.