I am a senior lecturer (associate professor) in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I am also an affiliated professor at CIDE in Mexico City.

My research focuses mostly on organizational dynamics of terrorism, civil conflict, and transnational organized crime. You can find my work in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Latin American Politics and Society, Terrorism and Political Violence, and other journals. You can see my Google Scholar page here.

Projects I have worked on have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Mexican Presidency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Before college, I was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps infantry for four years.

Have a nice day.