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Welcome. I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University and a Senior Research Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). My research interests include state repression, armed and unarmed resistance, political violence, and the development of civil society in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on Latin America. I also study and teach quantitative and qualitative methods. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with distinction from Yale University. I also hold an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University. During the 2017-2018 academic year I was a United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace ScholarBefore starting graduate school I worked at the Brookings Institution, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Peace Action West, and Human Rights Watch.