I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University. I specialize in comparative politics and political economy, with a regional focus on the Middle East.
In my work I apply a variety of methods, including experiments and quasi-experiments, qualitative field work, and survey research, to study refugees, exile, and displacement; collective action; conflict and political violence; and humanitarian aid.
In my research on refugee crises, cooperation, and public goods provision, I study how social network structure affects refugee communities’ responses to collective problems. (Paper: Cooperation, Resources, and Network Structure)
In related research, I study the relationship between humanitarian aid and violent conflict. I explore the conditions under which humanitarian aid to refugee populations exacerbates, alleviates, or has no effect on conflict. (Papers: Anti-Refugee Violence and Humanitarian Aid and Civil War)
A number of media outlets have covered my work, including The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, BBC World Service, The Daily Star (Lebanon), and La Croix (France).
I hold a BA from Bates College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.