I am a senior lecturer in global affairs and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education at the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University. I am the founding co-Director of the Program on Peace and Development, also at Yale.
My research and teaching focus on political violence and post-conflict politics with an empirical concentration on Northern Ireland. My current projects investigate whether and how sectarianism affects political behavior and the consequences of minority rights provisions.
Previously, I was a senior lecturer of political science and served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale. I regularly lecture for the Yale Young Global Scholars program and am currently a visiting scholar at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. I received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.