Welcome! I am an assistant professor at the School of Politics, Security and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. My research broadly focuses on explaining contentious political behavior, ranging from protest participation to support for ethnic violence and joining armed movements. I primarily conduct research in the Middle East, North Africa and the former Soviet Union and have conducted extensive field work in Lebanon, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.
Below, you can find links to my published research, replication data, and titles of several working papers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Jem, Tunisia (2017)
2016. "Threats to Leaders' Political Survival and Pro-Government Militia Formation." International Interactions, 42 (5): 703-728. [Paper] [Replication Materials] [Presented at Fall 2014 Conflict Consortium Virtual Workshop]
Coverage: Belarus Digest.
"Post-Conflict Processes and Religion: Lebanon" forthcoming in Paul Djupe and Mark Rozell, editors. Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
"How Ukraine's new president broke down a historic divide." Washington Post: Monkey Cage Blog. May 1, 2019. (with Miroslav Shapovalov)
"Russia put World Cup stadiums in some surprising places. This is why." Washington Post: Monkey Cage Blog. June 23, 2018. [Underlying Statistical Analysis]
“Explaining Belarus’ Sudden Protest Repression” Political Violence at a Glance, April 27, 2017. (with Miroslav Shapovalov)
Strategische Repression und eine zersplitterte Opposition sichern Lukaschenkas Macht. Belarus-Analysen. no. 23. October 19, 2015.
''Resentment and Civil Conflict Allegiance in Lebanon'' Under Review
''Insecurity, Political Opportunism and Communal Violence Participation in Kyrgyzstan'' Under Review.
"The Perils of Islamist Moderation: Public Response to Reform in Tunisia's Ennahdha Party'' Under Review.
"Take Our Democracy -- Please! Explaining Participation in Protests Demanding a Military Coup” Under Review.