I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and was previously a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Beginning September 2017, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University.
My research examines the international politics of rebellion with a focus on how insurgent groups use international diplomacy to solicit third-party support. The empirical emphasis of my research is on Middle East insurgencies, with a specialization in Kurdish and Palestinian politics. My work also examines intra-insurgent politics, international relations, and security studies more broadly.
My research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Project on Middle East Political Science, the Department of Education, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies, among others. I have also conducted field work in Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel-Palestine, Jordan, and the United Kingdom.
I hold a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.