I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Cordier Fellow in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. My research interests span political and moral psychology,  religion and conflict, and international law and ethics.

My dissertation examines the problem of “human shields” in war.

I have served as a instructor or teaching fellow for Conceptual Foundations of International Relations, International Politics, Introduction to Human Rights and Issues in Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and Debating the Ethics of War and Political Violence.

I am the coordinator for the Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society (Ira Katznelson, Adam Tooze, and Jeremy Kessler, co-convenors).

I founded the FLIP-GSAS Network, a diversity initiative sponsored by the Office of Academic Diversity, connecting graduate students with first-generation and low-income undergraduates at Columbia.