I am currently the Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate with the Notre Dame International Security Center at the University of Notre Dame. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow at Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.
My research interests include various topics related to international security, military occupation, armed intervention, and regime change. I am currently writing a book manuscript on the local institutional determinants of military occupation strategy, while also currently working on broader projects involving the role of uncertainty in military interventions. the organizational determinants of assessment capacity during intervention, and the long-term strategic effects of American regime change operations. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, where I was a predoctoral fellow with NDISC, served as a research fellow for the Varieties of Democracy project, and was a Dissertation Year Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.