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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 in World Politics [1, 2], Post-Soviet Affairs [1], Foreign Affairs [1], and the Washington Post [1, 2].

I have led several major data collection projects which can be found here.

I am currently working on two book manuscripts. The first considers the relationship between foreign support and authoritarian rule. My second book project (with Dan Slater and Jean Lachapelle) considers the political origins of military power in the postcolonial world.

You can find a copy of my curriculum vitae here.