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I am a mixed methods scholar who uses a contentious politics approach to study research questions on conflict, migration, and the political economy of development.  Within these broad interests I analyze how civilians protect themselves from the challenges and dangers of armed conflict, the behavior of non-state armed groups, how civilians make migration-related decisions during conflict, host state responses to refugee flows and immigration, the politics of refugee camps, political and administrative unit boundary formation and manipulation, and the political geography of distributional politics. I pursue these substantive interests in an interdisciplinary manner using methods including fieldwork, time series analysis, spatial analysis, and social network analysis.