Welcome! I received my Ph.D., with distinction, in political science from Columbia University in May 2015. I'm currently a visiting fellow at the Columbia Global Policy Initiative. Previously, I have been a postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a research fellow at the Chumir Foundation, where I was also the research director of the Congress of Vienna 2015 project. My dissertation received Honorable Mention for the 2016 Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in religion and politics from the American Political Science Association’s Religion and Politics Section.
My research interests are in comparative politics and international relations with a focus on ethnicity, nationalism, and religion; conflict and violence; and contentious politics and collective action. My book manuscript, which explores these issues through a detailed study of the logic of participation in controversial ritual parades in Northern Ireland, is under review at a major university press.
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Endeavor Foundation, and several institutes at Columbia, and has won awards from the American Political Science Association and International Studies Association. Originally from California, I received my B.A. from UC Berkeley.
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