Thank you for visiting my site! I am assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida.

A current version of my C.V. can be downloaded here.

If you are a student, click here to schedule a meeting with me.

I study International Relations and Political Methodology with substantive research interests in race in international politics, human security, and the economic effects of international migration. Much of my work uses quantitative techniques to study the illicit and socially undesirable aspects of international politics and political economy. My research has appeared in Political Analysis and International Studies Quarterly.

My methodological interests include Bayesian statistics, causal inference, and computational modeling. In addition, I have an article in Political Analysis (co-authored with Austin J. Knuppe and Bear F. Braumoeller) that develops a unified framework for studying asymmetric hypotheses.

My current research projects can be found here.

You can find the software I have developed, as well as other teaching and research resources, on GitHub.

I received my Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, an M.Sc. (Research) from the London School of Economics in International Relations, and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in International Studies and Political Science. I am a proud native of Des Moines, Iowa: one of the best cities in the world.