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, Post-Soviet Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post.
In addition to the data collection for my own dissertation, I led the data collection for the Revolutionary Regimes Project (P.I.s Steve Levitsky and Lucan Way).
I am currently working on a book manuscript which focuses on the relationship between foreign support and authoritarian regime survival, as well as beginning a new collaborative project on the origins of military forces in autocracies (with Dan Slater, Lucan Way, Steve Levitsky, and Jean Lachapelle).
You can find a copy of my curriculum vitae here.