I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. I previously studied at the University of Minnesota where I received my B.A. in Political Science in 2014.

My research focuses on the ways through which state and non-state actors attempt to build power and influence through nation-building activities. This expands upon the work of state formation, ethnic conflict, nationalism, and nation-building scholars to explain the portfolio of violent and non-violent strategies utilized by states for the purposes of nation-building.

You can find out more about my current work by visiting my research page.

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