I am a sixth year Ph.D. candidate at the Pennsylvania State University with concentrations in international relations and quantitative methodology.   Beginning in July 2017, I will be a post-doctoral research fellow with the “Borders and Boundaries in World Politics” project at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House.

My primary research interests center on the relationship between domestic political institutions and conflict processes with an emphasis on civil-military relations.   My broader research program encompasses a variety of topics, including the development of novel data collection techniques, the effect of military intervention on civil conflict settlement, and the relationship between alliance formation and extended deterrence.