Welcome! I received my PhD degree 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, civil wars, forced migration and refugees; oil and U.S. foreign policy; and politics of the Middle East. I speak Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine dialect) and spent the 2013-14 academic year as associated researcher at American University of Beirut. My book, Friend or Foe: Militia Intelligence and Ethnic Violence in the Lebanese Civil War, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press (Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics, 2021) and my articles have been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Mediterranean Politics, and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Before graduate school I worked as an investment banker for UBS in London.