I study subnational conflict, specifically the dynamic relationship between terrorism, insurgency, and the state use of power. I also specialize in the use of advanced applied statistics to study these relationships. My dissertation uses machine learning to predict terrorism occurrence locations, frequency, and lethality across the world.
- Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2019 - Democratic Repression: Responding in Kind?
- Iowa Association of Political Scientists (IAPS) 2016 - 1978 Camp David Accords: Jimmy Carter's Anti-Soviet Approach to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Iowa Association of Political Scientists (IAPS) 2014 - The 1998 al Qaeda Attack on US Embassies and the American Approach to Counterterrorism