I am a Teaching Fellow in the Committee on International Relations. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in August 2020. My research interests involve international security and comparative politics and are currently centered on the connections between state-building and armed conflict with an emphasis on revolutionary regimes. My dissertation examines the conditions under which revolutionary state projects of centralization and social transformation trigger rebellions among ethnic groups and peasant communities in peripheral territories.  In addition to my doctoral studies, I have worked as a graduate research associate for the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, where I conducted research on the targeting strategies employed by militant groups. I also served for two years as the student coordinator for the Program on International Security Policy. I hold an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations and a B.A. in History from the University of Idaho.