Welcome to my webpage.
 I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College and an Affiliated Scholar with the International Justice Lab at College of William & Mary. My research and teaching interests include human rights, international organizations and law, and political violence, with a specific focus on the causes and consequences of state persecution of NGOs and activists. In 2018, I received the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Human Rights Section's award for Best Dissertation, as well as the International Studies Association's (ISA) Best Human Rights Paper Award. I was also a nominee for Citizen of the Year 2018 in the Newport News Human Rights Commission's Award Ceremony. 

Previously, I was a 
Post-Doctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. I received my Ph.D. from Yale University's Department of Political Science, an M.A. from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History (Honors) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.