I have a PhD in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.  

My research examines the dynamics of anti-minority violence within ethnically divided societies. For example, what explains variation in patterns of vigilante violence perpetrated by ethnic majorities against minority communities? How does the ethnic identity of pro-government militias affect their abusive behavior? How does variation in protest behavior within deeply divided societies affect patterns of state repression?

I explore these questions using event data analysis and qualitative case studies, which build on original data and field interviews. My research ranges from a regional focus in the Middle East and Africa to global-level analyses. More information about my current work is available on my "research" page.