Biography

I am a visiting lecturer in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, where I study comparative politics and political violence. My doctoral research examines the effects of civil war and violence on social networks and how this influences post-conflict political inclusion, especially for women. Fieldwork for my dissertation was conducted 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.