Welcome

This is my academic website, where you can find information on my current research and the classes that I teach. I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University and a BITSS Catalyst with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences.

My research and teaching interests focus on the broad intersection of international conflict and political behavior. My current research agenda explores how external threats (e.g. terrorism and disputed territory) change individual-level political attitudes to favor autocratic governance and belligerent foreign policies. I have published over 10 articles since 2012 in peer-reviewed journals like Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Behavior, and Political Research Quarterly. More recent research is funded by the National Science Foundation and has even been highlighted in newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post.

A supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi gestures during a rally in Tehran on June 15, 2009 (AFP/Getty Images).
A supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi gestures during a rally in Tehran on June 15, 2009 (AFP/Getty Images).