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Welcome! I am an incoming assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs. I received a Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. My research fields are International Relations and Comparative Politics. I am specifically interested in ethnic politics, state formation, and nationalism. 

My research explores the global rise of nationalist movements in the mid-twentieth century. Also, I study the colonial military recruitment of indigenous populations and its later implications on political instabilities in newly independent nation-states. I am also interested in a variety of topics in conflict studies, including how international actors engage with non-state armed forces. My research is forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly and European Journal of International Relations.

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