I earned my PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in the spring of 2022. At Notre Dame, I am a doctoral affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Notre Dame International Security Center. I am currently based in greater Boston, where I am an adjunct instructor in the Department of Global Studies at Bentley University, and a Predoctoral Research Fellow with The Fletcher School’s Center for Strategic Studies. My research and teaching interests include international and comparative law, international organizations, constitutional design, political violence, and post-conflict reconstruction. The driving concern of my research is to illuminate how politics and law interact – especially during conflict – to shape the foundational rules that govern peoples’ lives around the world.

I completed my MA in Political Science at Notre Dame in 2018. I also hold an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2012) and a BA from McGill University with majors in Political Science and Middle East Studies (2011).  Before coming to Notre Dame I worked as a compliance analyst in the legal and financial services industries where I focused on anti-money laundering and sanctions.  You can learn more about my professional and educational background from my CV.