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I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. I study political violence and autocratic politics, with a specific emphasis on the dynamics and consequences of political violence, international interventions into civil wars, 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. I also received an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in African Studies from the Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Michigan in 2018.