I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

My research and teaching interests include political sociology and violence, global race and racism, comparative-historical sociology, and culture and cognition.

This research is unified by an interest in why people with no pre-existing history of violence support violent state projects—and when and why they stop. 

I use a range of comparative-historical, qualitative, and experimental methods to study violence and its consequences across time and space.