I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2017. My research interests span civil and interstate conflict, democratization, collective action, religion and politics, and methods with an empirical focus on Eurasia and Central/Eastern Europe. My peer-reviewed articles appear in Conflict Management and Peace Studies, Ethnopolitics, Nationalities Papers, Nations and Nationalism, Politics and Religion, Perspectives on Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Religion, State and Society, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and Social Science Quarterly. I am a co-author of Defection Denied: A Study of Civilian Support for Insurgency in Irregular War (Elements in Experimental Political Science, Cambridge University Press, 2022).