Welcome! I recently received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Beginning in June 2016, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at UCLA.
My research and teaching interests include political sociology; war and violence; collective action and social movements; race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. My empirical work, based in Rwanda, France, Israel, and the United States, is comparative-historical, qualitative, and quantitative. In various projects, I study how formal institutions, social affiliations, and individual desires interact and bear on decision-making in times of war. I have a growing record of teaching and publication, including two sole-authored journal articles, several R&Rs, and multiple research and teaching awards at the departmental, university, regional, and national levels.
You can learn more about my work here and my dissertation here, click here to view my publications, or here to see a list of fellowships and awards that I have been fortunate to receive.
In addition to my academic scholarship, I have served as a research assistant for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, the Transitional Justice Database Project, and as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development.