Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. I received my PhD from UC San Diego.
I study conflict and social networks, especially in Southeast Asia. I use a combination of large-scale social network analysis and randomized field experiments to examine how counterinsurgency and crime prevention can hinge on the nature of the social ties between civilians, government security forces, and local politicians.
My work is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Experimental Science, Journal of Peace Research, Nature’s Scientific Reports, and Network Science and has been supported by the UNDP, EGAP’s Metaketa IV Initiative, IPA Peace and Recovery, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others.