Biographical Information


Welcome! I received my PhD from Harvard University in May, 2016 and am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Previously I was Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. My research interests intersect Comparative Politics and International Relations and concern ethnic conflict and civil wars; forced migration and refugees; oil and U.S. foreign policy; and Middle East politics. I speak Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect) and spent the 2013-14 academic year as an affiliated researcher at the American University of Beirut. My book, Friend or Foe: Militia Intelligence and Ethnic Violence in the Lebanese Civil War, was published by Columbia University Press (Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics, 2021) and my articles appear in the American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Conflict ResolutionMediterranean Politics, and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Before graduate school I worked as an investment banker for UBS in London.