I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where I work with the Peace Accords Matrix project.  I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Florida State University in 2018. 

My research interests include international and civil conflict as well as the effect of domestic politics on international relations.  My current working papers look at the effect of domestic political constraints on credibility, how risk acceptance influences war initiation and whether third party security guarantees can improve the prospects for peace in civil war.