I am a visiting assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M and a recent graduate from the Department of Political Science at Yale University, where I qualified in comparative politics, political economy, and quantitative methods. My doctoral research examined the effects of civil war violence on social networks and how this influences post-conflict political inclusion, especially for women. I conducted fieldwork for my dissertation in Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2011 and 2013.

My research has been supported by the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Yale MacMillan Center for International Studies.