Political Science (PhD candidate), Gender and Race Studies (MA student)

Ongoing Research: As a researcher, I am studying the factors underlying coups d’etat (military overthrows of government) that lead to increased violence during coup attempts. This includes the construction of a forthcoming dataset on coups d’etat with Dr. Holger Albrecht that considers the agency of coup plotters (whether they are junior or elite military officers), coup violence (deaths during coup attempts), and coup outcomes (including the fates of outgoing executives).  Additionally, I am employed by Dr. Doug Gibler coding MID data for the Correlates of War project.

Prospectus and future dissertation: My prospectus explores the development of collective and individual notions of humanity in international law. Contemporary debates about ‘denationalized citizenship’ – which broadly describes strong political affiliations that confer rights and obligations outside the framework of the nation-state – take a central role. I am interested in when and how new concepts of affiliation come about, and their implications for both international law and social justice.