I am currently a Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and previously taught at Macalester College. My research focuses on civil war, rebel fragmentation, nonviolent civil resistance, 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, Peru, Colombia, 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