I am a senior lecturer (associate professor) in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I received my PhD in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.

My research focuses on security topics such as militant group violence 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, Conflict Management and Peace ScienceTerrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. 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.