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Since 2016, I have been an Assistant professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico where I am affiliated with the Latin American Iberian Institute and organize the Innovations in Social Science Research instructional workshop and speaker series on research methodologies.

Previously, I was a research fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver from 2015 to 2016. In Denver, I worked on a project that assesses the role of non-violent actions in violent settings. You can read our blog and updates here. In the Spring of 2015 I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University. During my time at Duke I worked with the Crisis Prediction Project (CRISP) under the direction of Michael D. Ward.

My research centers around issues of political violence, collective action, methodology, crisis forecasting, and network science. For more details about my research please see the research page; or you can check out my CV here.

Outside of academia, you can usually find me riding horses. I also enjoy creating visual media, writing, and am a co-founder of a LGBTQ youth service organization in Durham, North Carolina. I engage in service opportunities through various community oriented projects.

bio photo by Kari Rosenfeld