I am currently a visiting assistant professor of Comparative and Latin American Politics at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and will be joining Carleton College as the Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts from 2019-2021. My research focuses on civil war, rebel fragmentation, nonviolent civil resistance, conflict resolution, and post-conflict legacies of violence in Latin America. My book manuscript in progress, Struggles for Command: Contesting Leadership in Rebellion and Revolution, draws on statistical and network analysis as well as extensive fieldwork in Central America in order to explain the causes of factional struggles among revolutionary organizations in Nicaragua and Syria. My research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, and PS: Political Science and Politics. I hold a BA from Wesleyan University and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.
Image: wall mural, Estelí, Nicaragua; photo by Eric Mosinger