I am a Research Fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2020, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Russian from the University of Minnesota in 2014, where I graduated summa cum laude.

My research focuses on the relationship between foreign support and the durability of authoritarian regimes, comparative civil-military relations, great power foreign policy, and democratization.

My work has been published or is forthcoming in World Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post.

You can find a copy of my curriculum vitae here.