Welcome. I am a Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. My primary research interests include self-determination, secession, civil war, non-violent resistance, and nonstate actor governance. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2007. I have been a Fulbright Scholar and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. My book Inside the Politics of Self-determination was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. My work has also been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Research, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, Research & Politics and Perspectives on Politics. I received the ISA's 2017 ISSS Emerging Scholar Award.
Recent talks and travels
American University, PVS Cluster, 2022
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, 2022
Emory University, 2022
Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Political Violence Workshop 2021
University of Edinburgh, Centre on Constitutional Change 2020
Naval Post-Graduate School 2020