Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I specialize in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on human rights, democratic institutions, and political violence.

My research investigates two broad questions: (1) how do democratic institutions constrain and facilitate human rights violations and conflict; and (2) how can international organizations mitigate the threat of state repression? I use a variety of methods to answer these questions, including cross-national statistical analysis, survey experiments, and text analysis. My research applies across countries, though I am especially interested in Latin America and the United States.

You can find my CV here.