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Currently, I am an Acting Assistant Professor (research appointment) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington and a 2017-2020 Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow working with Noah Smith and Michael McCann. I will start as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University next year.

My research focuses on the causes, nature and outcomes of political violence, insecurity of minority groups, state repression  and forms of resistance. My research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Journal of Peace Research, among other outlets, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation (#1823547) and by a Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

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I am also an athlete. I competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (rowing) and ran the 2018 Boston Marathon. This year, I learned to nordic ski and did the American Birkebeiner.

Outside of teaching, research and training, I can be found galavanting around the Pacific Northwest, on foot with a sweet black lab, or in boats of one sort or another.