I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Research Methods at Alma College in Michigan. Previously, I've held positions at Miami University of Ohio and Texas A&M University - Commerce.
As a committed peace scholar, my research and pedagogical interests attempt to understand state-sponsored political violence as well as the likelihood of sustainable peace and democratization after conflict. Specifically, my research analyzes the transition of former insurgents into effective political parties and governing officials after civil war.
My current work focuses on the effects of patronal politics on former rebel politician behavior and governance in post-conflict polities, including foreign policy, trade policy, and counter-revolution.