Hello! I am a University and Louis Bevier Fellow in the Rutgers University Department of Political Science for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

My research focuses on questions relating to decision-making and effectiveness in terrorism and counterterrorism campaigns. I am especially interested in exploring the role of public opinion in shaping security policy and applying this theme to its effects on successful counterterrorism in democratic settings. My broader research includes additional topics in international security studies, such as conflict signaling and the influence of intergroup dynamics on shaping terrorist campaign outcomes. My current projects apply mixed quantitative and qualitative research approaches including more recent use of survey experimentation and comparative case study analysis for theory development. I have also developed original data on democratic responses to terrorism into the Terrorism Events Immediate Response Data (TEIRD) data. I have co-authored publications in the European Journal of International Security and Terrorism and Political Violence.

In addition to my research, I am also currently teaching at Rutgers University and Columbia University in Introduction to International Politics and Counterterrorism and Democracy, and have additional experience teaching in a wide variety of courses in International Security, Political Theory, and Research Methods.

I had previously held a Graduate Fellow position in the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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