I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where I study external intervention in internal conflicts, limited war, and counterinsurgency.
My current book project develops a theory of competitive intervention in civil war to explain temporal variation in the global prevalence and average duration of intrastate conflict. My research has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and Survival, and has been supported by SSHRC, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others.
I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I was affiliated with the Security Studies Program. I also previously worked for the Irish Department of Justice, as well as the Independent Monitoring Commission, an independent body which monitored paramilitarism and security normalization in Northern Ireland.