I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. I am also a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
Prior to coming to Stanford, I received my Bachelors' degrees in both International Studies and Economics from Emory University.
My primary fields of study are international relations and comparative politics with a substantive focus on civil-military relations, political violence, and international security. In my dissertation, "Where Have All the Coups Gone?" I investigate the international and domestic factors that explain the global decline in military coups with a particular focus on understanding the effect of covert and overt foreign interventions and how there are changes in the method of autocratic leadership exit over time.
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