I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My substantive research interests are in international security, civil wars and insurgencies, with an empirical focus on Russia and Eurasia. My methodological areas of interest include spatial statistics, mathematical/computational modeling and text analysis. I hold degrees from the Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (M.A. in National Security Studies) and Brown University (A.B. in International Relations). I am a Fellow with the Program on Global Society and Security at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a Graduate Student Associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Foreign Affairs, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Studies, Political Geography, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Naval War College Review, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and several edited volumes and general-audience publications.