Welcome! I am a 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dartmouth College Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Program in Quantitative Social Science. In 2019, I’ll begin as an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2018.
I specialize in international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on insurgency and social networks. In my research, I use a combination of large-scale social network analysis and randomized field experiments to examine how a government’s success in combating insurgency and violent crime can hinge on the nature of the social ties between civilians, government security forces, and local politicians. My work focuses on Southeast Asia, and the Philippines in particular. I draw from a broader interest in applied network analysis, which includes previous research on international alliance networks and on the real-time prediction of influenza outbreaks using social network data. My research has appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, Nature’s Scientific Reports, and Network Science and has been supported by EGAP’s Metaketa IV Initiative, IPA Peace and Recovery, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others.
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