Welcome to my personal website. I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a 2018-2019 Predoctoral Research Fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. My research focuses on the legacies of armed conflict and civil war for state formation and democracy. In my doctoral dissertation, I examine civil-military relations and state authority in countries ruled by former armed movements. I am also interested in research on political violence, humanitarian aid, democratic accountability, and African politics. I have worked and conducted research in Côte d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, and Tajikistan.
My hometown is Elmira, Ontario, Canada.