Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. I have previously held positions as an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a joint appointment at the University of Denver and Oxfam America. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in 2021.
My interests center on women, peace, and security. Through my research, I consider the role of gender in civil conflict, peace building, and post-war politics and examine the impact of these dynamics on policy. I analyze how women’s political gains are facilitated and which women experience these gains after war. My work is forthcoming or has been published in the Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Political Research Quarterly, Civil Wars, and PS: Political Science and Politics. My research has been funded by the United States Institute of Peace, the Minerva Initiative, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center at Iowa State University, the Empirical Study of Gender Network, and the APSA Women, Gender and Politics section.