I earned my Ph.D. from the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona studying international relations and political methodology. My research focuses on conflict processes, decisions taken by forced migrants, and government repression and marginalization of societal actors. My research is published or forthcoming in Research and Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Public Choice.

My dissertation project investigates the circumstances motivating refugee repatriation, including dynamics of armed conflict and meaningful political changes in both the host and origin countries.

In the Fall of 2019, I will join the Department of International Studies and Political Science at Virginia Military Institute as an Assistant Professor.