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 concentration on refugees given their link to civil conflict, terrorism, and repression.

My dissertation project investigates refugee repatriation by examining various factors ultimately leading to their return. The project also assesses how refugee repatriation influences political dynamics in the home country upon return.

Other areas of interest include the various strategies employed by non-state actors in response to government repression and during violent conflict. My research is forthcoming in Research and Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.