I am an assistant teaching professor and Associate Director of the MA Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University. I have a Ph.D. in International Relations from American University's School of International Service. Prior to joining Georgetown, I was an instructor of conflict analysis and international relations at American University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution.
At Georgetown, in the fall of 2019, I taught Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and Human Security. In the spring of 2020, I will teach Intergroup Relations, GOVT 518. In the fall of 2020, I will teach Peace Agreements and Human Security. In addition, I manage the summer field fellowship program and teach the associated Intersections course.
My work is on peace, governance and votes, in particular the role of elections in post-conflict transitions. My research explores the use of referendums in peace processes. I have conducted research in Afghanistan, Colombia, Cyprus, East Timor, Indonesia, Romania and South Sudan.
I am an engaged scholar, with experience in policy and practice. I have a background in post-conflict election advising and administration. My areas of specialization include procedures, training and capacity building. I also have expertise working with refugees and expatriots. I have worked with the United Nations on elections for Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nepal, South Sudan, and Libya.