I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. I specialize in international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on counterinsurgency and social networks.
My primary research examines the influence of family network structures on counterinsurgency effectiveness and local violence. In addition to data-oriented social network analysis, I design field experiments to understand the conditions under which civilians are willing to cooperate with state security institutions. The majority of my research takes place in Southeast Asia and the Philippines in particular. My previous work includes research on international alliance networks and on the real-time prediction of influenza outbreaks using social network data.
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