Welcome. I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. My primary research interests include self-determination, secession, civil war, leadership in rebellion, and non-violent resistance. 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 work has been published by Oxford University Press, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Research, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, and Perspective on Politics.
Recent talks and travels
George Mason University, 2016
University of California, Santa Barbara 2016
University of Virginia 2016
CIDE, Mexico 2016
Shanghai, China 2016
US State Department Exchange 2016
Holocaust Museum, DC 2016
Rice University 2016
University of Pittsburg 2016
University of California Merced 2016
University of Arizona 2016
University of Kent 2015
Academic Exchange to Israel 2015
George Washington University 2015
Michigan State University 2015
Elliot School of International Affairs 2015
University of Essex 2015
Positions in the profession
I serve as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Peace Research and am on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Global Security Studies and the American Political Science Review.
I joined the APSA Committee on the Status of Women in 2016, and will chair the ISA Committee on the Status of Women in 2017.
I am currently a councilor in the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association.
I served as a councilor in the the Peace Science Society.
I participate in the Women in Conflict Studies (WICS) network and am an alum of Journey in World Politics.