I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. I earned my PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University.  

I research how technology shapes actors' competition in the international arena. I focus on the study of international conflict and civil wars. While common wisdom suggests that technology is often just an arrow in the most powerful actors' quiver, weaker actors can often use technology to expand their strategies and ultimately to win. My research sheds light on when and these weaker actors can prevail using technology.