Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College. I specialize in International Relations and Comparative Politics, with my primary research agenda focusing on civil wars, conflict resolution, and the quality of post-conflict peace.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Theory, and the Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises. I am currently researching how civil war settlement processes - including third-party mediators and civil war peace agreements - influence both the duration as well as the quality of peace following conflict. Ultimately, my interest lies in extending current definitions of successful conflict resolution to gain a better understanding of how institutions, rules, and norms of inclusivity and opportunity can take root in the wake of civil war.
Prior to returning to Gettysburg College, I worked for three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016; I also hold an M.A. in Political Science from UNC. Last but not least, I am a proud alumna of Gettysburg, where I earned a B.A in Political Science and French.