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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 received the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Human Rights Section award for Best Dissertation, as well as the International Studies Association's (ISA) Best Human Rights Paper Award.

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, 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.