I am a Political Science PhD candidate at Emory University, a 2019-2020 Peace Scholar Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, and a member of the Folke Bernadotte Academy‘s Research Working Groups.
I will begin at Dartmouth this fall as a Dickey Center U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow. While there, I plan to launch the Comparative Policing (CoP) Lab with Jason Lyall, Hilary Matfess, and Mara Revkin.
My research is motived by the following questions. How does state repression work on the ground? What kinds of dilemmas emerge for governments, agents of repression, and citizens who interact with coercive institutions? What are the larger forces influencing the use of state repression? In answering these questions, my research examines the use of police to repress citizens in authoritarian regimes and unconsolidated democracies and the effects of repression on the provision of law and order. I use diverse methods including survey experiments, field research, qualitative interviews, and cross-national comparisons. My research has received funding from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Carter Center, the Institute for Developing Nations, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation PhD Interventions Project.
My job market paper, Police and Co-ethnic Bias: Evidence from A Conjoint Experiment in Uganda received the Lynne Rienner Award for best graduate student paper presented at ISA-Midwest.
Political Science Department, Emory University, 1555 Dickey Drive, Tarbutton Hall, Atlanta, GA 30322