Welcome to my website! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Graduate Fellow of the Buffett Institute at Northwestern University. I study comparative politics, with a focus on civil war, displacement, contentious politics, and humanitarianism in the Middle East. I earned an MA in Arab studies from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from American University. I have lived as far afield as Syria and Singapore, but Ohio—where I conducted the research for my book—is the place I call home.
As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation, tells the stories of average Americans living in a moment of record income inequality and declining standards of living. Published by Kent State University Press in May 2016, it received a national Independent Publishers Book Award in Current Events in 2017. Learn more about As Ohio Goes by scrolling over the menu above.