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I am a PhD Candidate in Politics at Princeton University.

My research interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. I study the political economy of conflict and militancy in divided societies and have regional interests in South Asia and the Middle East.

My dissertation studies how different aspects of governance impact political violence by examining the role of the state in creating conflict and influencing whether or not marginalized minorities support and participate in violence. One article from my dissertation, "Power Sharing 'Discontinuities': Legitimacy, Rivalry, and Credibility" is forthcoming in the Journal of Theoretical Politics.

I am a graduate student fellow in the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (Q-APS) and a recipient of the 2016 George Kateb Preceptor Award for teaching.

I received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from New York University and an MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics.