Welcome to my website!
I am a mixed methods scholar of International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research uses a contentious politics approach to investigate how civilians and political elites obtain information and respond to uncertainty. This interest drives my analysis of civilian responses to conflict, non-state armed group behavior, and decision-making in distributive politics. I pursue these substantive interests by creating datasets and using fieldwork to generate qualitative and quantitative data. Then, I employ quantitative time series, spatial, and social network analysis to examine that data. My work has been published or is forthcoming at Journal of Refugee Studies, Civil Wars, International Interactions, and Journal of Social Structure.
Also, I am currently co-organizing the Data Driven Development in Africa Workshop 2018. Please see the list of papers here.