I am a visiting research scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. My research contributes to the areas of political violence, gender politics, and domestic sources of international relations. My dissertation examines how gendered dynamics shape the strategies of violence in civil wars. My research with Alexandru Grigorescu is published in World Politics. At Loyola and UIUC, I taught courses on international relations, gender and security, racial and ethnic politics, and social justice.