Welcome!

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

My research and teaching interests include political sociology and violence, moral judgment and decision-making, and social and behavioral boundary processes.

My empirical work, based in Rwanda, France, Italy, 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.