Welcome to my website! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. My focus in comparative politics is on state-society relations in the Middle East. I also write about the American Midwest. My book, As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation, tells the stories of regular Americans dealing with the last few years of economic downturn. It is forthcoming from Kent State University Press in 2016. For related posts, visit the blog page on this site and follow As Ohio Goes on Facebook!