Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. I am also co-director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, which I have worked on in varying roles since 2006. I received my PhD in political science from Binghamton University in 2012.
My areas of specialization include international relations, comparative politics, and methodology. My research focuses on the impact of international factors on human rights practices, political violence, and economic development. In particular, I have a strong research interest in the spatial diffusion of these political outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that generate such diffusion.
More information on my interests and work can be found at the various links above. I try to update regularly, so feel free to visit often!