OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am a Ph.D. student of political science at the Pennsylvania State University, where I received my M.A. in May of 2016. Previously I studied at the University of Illinois, where I received my B.A. in Political Science in 2014.

The focus of my research is identifying and explaining human rights violations, particularly those that have been ignored or unobserved in existing literature. You can find out more about my work by visiting my research page. Some of my current projects include data collection of government purges, modeling the rebel decision to repress or accommodate civilians, and exploring factors that make people more likely to support repressive state policies.

I’ve recently presented work at conferences hosted by the American Political Science Association, the Peace Science Society, and the International Studies Association. For more information, see my CV or contact me.