PhD in Political Science, Lecturer in USP

War and methods.

I am a lecturer in the University Scholars Programme, the multidisciplinary honors college for the National University of Singapore. I am a political scientist by training, with areas of specialization in international relations (interstate conflict) and political methodology.

I did my graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 2013; MA, 2009) and my undergraduate work at the Rochester Institute of Technology (BS, 2007). My work has been published in Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Political Analysis. I also have an in-progress monograph through the Cambridge Elements series.

My substantive research focuses on how contextual factors affect countries’ behavior at the international level, primarily in terms of militarized conflict between countries. I examine “context” as both an exogenous and an endogenous factor, in terms of disputed issues, IO membership, conflict stages, and stage sequences.

I also have interests in quantitative methodology. Most of my work deals with duration models, particularly how we can use them to model political processes. Relatedly, I work with models that account for interdependence among outcomes and models that account for sample selection.