Welcome to my website! I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. I have previously held positions at Vanderbilt University, the Bruno Kessler Foundation's Research Center on International Politics and Conflict Resolution (CeRPIC) in Trento, Italy, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Europe. In March of 2013, I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. I study international relations broadly, with particular attention to the relationship between conflict and economics.