I am a political scientist and fellow at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles, California, where I’m writing a book about how to rethink and redesign governance institutions for a changing planet. My first book, Contentious Rituals: Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2019), explores why people choose to participate in controversial Northern Irish parades.
I’ve held research positions at the RAND Corporation, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, and the Chumir Foundation. My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, Noema, and other publications and scholarly journals. I studied political science at UC Berkeley and Columbia University, where I received a Ph.D. in 2015.