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.