I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
I research terrorism, civil and international conflict, protest, and state repression. I also research signaling and reputation in cyber conflict.
My book, Fighting Words: The Logic of Threats In Terrorism, is a detailed study of how terrorist groups use threats to achieve their political aims. The book is under contract with Columbia University Press.
I completed my Ph.D. work at Columbia University. I have conducted fieldwork in Northern Ireland, Spain, Sri Lanka and Peru, interviewing members of the Irish Republican Army, ETA, the Tamil Tigers, Shining Path, and the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement.
My research has been supported by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Earth Institute, and the Global Public Policy Network.
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