I am a political scientist working broadly within the field of security studies. Substantively, I study the causes and consequences of political violence. Methodologically, I specialize in using technology and quantitative methods to make available new sources of high resolution conflict data from archival documents, expert surveys, and large-scale crowdsourced mining of secondary sources.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego with positions at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), the UCSD Department of Mathematics. I work closely with David Meyer and his group of mathematicians and computer scientists.
I received my PhD and MA in Politics from Princeton University and my BA in Government and History from the University of Texas at Austin.