Welcome to my webpage. I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. My research and teaching interests span International Relations and Comparative Politics, including human rights, international organizations and law, political violence and conflict, with a specific focus on state persecution of NGOs. In 2018, I was the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Human Rights Section award for best dissertation.

Prior to joining Christopher Newport University, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. I received my Ph.D. from Yale University's Department of Political Science in 2016. I graduated with an MA from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago and a BA in History from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.