I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan in 2017, where my dissertation examined how the legacies of occupation, foreign rule, conflict, and national resistance shape the institutions that emerge in new and post-conflict states. My background is in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa; however I am driven by thematic questions that are relevant for much of the developing world. Please use the links in the navigation bar above to read more about my research and teaching.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, I am serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. In Fall 2018, I will be joining the City College of New York as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.