Welcome to my website! I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Prior to this, I was a researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation's Research Center on International Politics and Conflict Resolution (CeRPIC) in Trento, Italy, as well as Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Europe. I study international relations broadly, with particular attention to the relationship between conflict and economics. In March of 2013, I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. In Fall 2016, I will be joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston.