Welcome. I am the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. I am also a Senior Research Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).
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. The United States Institute of Peace, the John F. Enders Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies have supported my research.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with distinction from Yale University. I 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 Scholar. Before starting graduate school I worked at the Brookings Institution, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Peace Action West, and Human Rights Watch.