I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science at Arizona State University in 2017. My primary focus is on Comparative Politics and a secondary emphasis on International Relations and Quantitative Methods. My dissertation project attempts to explain the variation of violence during secession. My research interests include civil conflict, state-making, collective action, and research methods. Bayesian statistics, machine learning, agent-based modeling, and survey experiments are part of my professional toolkit. My geographical focus is on the FSU space, Central Europe, and the Balkans. My scientific work has so far been published in Caucasus Survey, Nationalities Papers, Politics and Religion, Post-Soviet Affairs, Social Science Quarterly.