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

I am broadly interested in civil conflict, group identity, and the implications of these two themes on international order.

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.