I'm a political scientist, studying the political economy of conflict and development. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, based at the Niehaus Center on Globalization and Governance and will start as an Assistant Professor at Emory University in 2019.

My research uses fieldwork and quantitative techniques to explore the causes and effects of local conflict, including the implications of international interventions such as aid and democracy promotion. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review as well as the Washington Post, New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, the Guardian, and Foreign Policy.