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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Fellow at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. I received 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. Beginning in September, I will be a Research Fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan.

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.