I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rice University. My CV can be found here.
I study the microprocesses of conflict. My work provides new theory and evidence for how individual behavior shapes when and why wars begin, and why conflicts are so difficult to end. I do so by leveraging recent advances in digitization and computation to compile novel quantitative datasets on hundreds of thousands of combatants. Collectively, my work shows how individual experiences shape conflict participation, battlefield dynamics, and conflict outcomes.
My research is published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, and International Organization, among other venues. Drafts of my published and working papers can be found on my research page and google scholar.