I am a doctoral candidate in Security Studies at Kansas State University. My research interests lie within the field of sub-state politicized violence, focusing on the causes and evolution of use of violence by non-state actors. I am the managing editor of the peer-reviewed Special Operations Journal. I am an associate of the ADT Project, which conducts research on more effective strategies for military-led stability and development missions, and I am a research affiliate in the Frontier Program, which is an interdisciplinary program focused on studies of border security, food security, and trade policy. Previously, as the 2012 Scholar of the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation, I studied the effects of internal security forces and security force assistance on sub-state violence.
Force Multipliers: Conditional Effectiveness of Military and INGO Human Security Interventions (with Sam Bell, Amanda Murdie, and Kevin Brown), Journal of Human Rights (2014)
Internal Security Forces: Their Capability, Legitimacy, and Effect on Internal Violence, InterAgency Study | Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation (2013)
‘A Job That Cannot Be Done By Their Brothers’: Developing Local National Female Security Forces, Small Wars Journal (2013)
Agricultural Development as Conflict Inhibitor, International Studies Association Midwest Annual Conference (2013)
A Formal Model of Sub-State Politicized Violence, MidWest Political Science Association 71st Annual Conference (2013)
'Force Multipliers': Conditional Effectiveness of Military and INGO Human Security Interventions, 6th Annual Network Science Workshop, United States Military Academy (2012)
Gender Inequality as a Predictor of Terrorism, MidWest Political Science Association 70th Annual Conference (2012)