I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where I am also 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. 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.