Welcome! I am a Sponsored Affiliate of the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. In the academic year 2017-18, I am conducting a research project on the documentation of abuses by human rights defenders that is being funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation. I received my PhD from the Department of Government at the University of Essex in December 2014. I am a conflict and violence scholar and contribute to the fields of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Methodology. My collaborative research on estimating violent deaths to address underregistration and selection bias in conflict data won the 2016 Robert H. Durr Award of the Midwest Political Science Association for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.