Welcome to my Webpage! I recently completed my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Rochester. In August 2013, I joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville as an Assistant Professor of Political Science. I also became a principal researcher for the Political Terror Scale (PTS), an index of state violations of physical integrity rights. My research and teaching interests broadly are in Comparative Politics, with a focus on democracies’ human rights performance.