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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship.


My research bridges conflict studies, gender politics, and domestic sources of international politics. Broadly, my research examines how norms, ideologies, and expectations based on social identities shape political behavior. The first strand of my research examines how gendered expectations shape civil war dynamics via affecting the behavior of rebels, governments, and the mass public. The second strand focuses on the interactions between domestic and international institutions, examining ideational underpinnings of state behavior in the international realm.

My research is published in World Politics and Security Studies, and my book project is under contract with Cambridge University Press. 

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Prior to joining Syracuse, I taught at New York University Abu Dhabi and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

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