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. My work has been published in International Organization, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Human Rights, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Global Policy, as well as The Washington Post.
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.