I am a Ph.D. candidate of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona studying international relations and political methodology. My research focuses on how and when regimes systematically disadvantage certain groups in society, with a particular concentration on refugees and their link to civil conflict, terrorism, and repression.

My dissertation project examines when refugees repatriate home and how their return influences political dynamics in their home country. Other areas of interest include the various strategies employed by non-state actors in response to government repression and during violent conflict.