I am a Core Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University.

My research focuses on trade-off behavior in war. In particular, I study how people weigh lives, and evaluate lives weighed in war from both positive and normative perspectives.

I recently received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, where I was a Dean’s Diversity Fellow and a Cordier Fellow in the School of International and Public Affairs.

My book project, based on my dissertation, examines the problem of “human shields” in war.