I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Harvard University and a James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Ph.D. Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration at the Harvard Kennedy School. My core research agenda highlights the central role of violence–both directly and indirectly–in shaping the politics of race, class, and gender in the United States. What role, if any, does mass warfare have in catalyzing social change? Why do groups engage in violence against each other? How do violent institutions rise and decline in democracies? I use a combination of historical, administrative data and quasi-experimental techniques to help answer questions like these. By putting American politics in historical perspective, I seek to understand how the American experience may not be so different from that of other nations. You can find my C.V. here.
My research benefits from generous support from the following organizations:
See below for a list of projects that I am currently working on.
My core research agenda exploring the fundamental role of violence in shaping American political economy.
Projects that investigate the interplay between race, labor, and the state in the U.S. South.
The determinants and effects of protests.
The evolution of inequality and redistribution over the long-run.
Development and application of statistical methods for social science
Works from my past life as an IR student.