I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. My research spans international relations and comparative politics. I study political violence and autocratic politics, with a specific emphasis on the dynamics and outcomes of political violence, international interventions into conflict, and leadership survival in sub-Saharan Africa. I’ve conducted field research in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya and my research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research.

I received my BA from the University of Michigan in Political Science and English with a minor in History in 2014.