I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. I also serve as a faculty affiliate of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, where I co-direct the War & Society Working Group. My research interests span international relations and comparative politics with a focus on conflict and violence, international justice, and political leaders.

My current book project explores the relationship between international criminal prosecutions, exiled leaders, and political violence. The dissertation on which the book is based received the American Political Science Association's 2016 Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize.

You can see my published research in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. This work has been featured for broader audiences in venues such as The Washington Post and Foreign Policy, among others. I also blog occasionally at The Monkey Cage and Political Violence @ A Glance.

Before joining the Northwestern faculty, I received my PhD from Duke University and my BA from the University of Notre Dame.