I am an Instructor of Political Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research focuses on political violence, domestic sources of international relations and gender politics. My current projects examine how gendered dynamics shape the strategies of violence in civil wars. My research is published in World Politics and is forthcoming in Security Studies.


At NYUAD, Loyola, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I taught courses on international relations, comparative politics, gender and security, racial and ethnic politics, and social justice. I am an Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Institute alum and a Women in International Security (WIIS) Next Generation Fellow.