I am a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I am interested in civil wars, international conflicts, and international institutions, with a focus on factors related to civil war recurrence. I am currently working on a project that explores the relationship between granting amnesty and the durability of civil war power-sharing agreements.

I am also interested in data generated from social networks, which examines the relationship between individuals’ Twitter usage and their political ideology using Congressional Twitter data.

Regionally, I am interested in East Asia. My other current project examines the relationship between foreign aid and the probability of interstate conflicts using the case of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  • Civil Wars
  • Interstate Conflicts
  • International Institutions
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • East Asia
  • MA in Political Science

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • BA in International Development Studies

    University of California Los Angeles


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Introduction to Political Science, Fall 2022 Syllabus
  • Introduction to International Relations (online), Summer 2020, Fall 2020
  • Probability II online (Math Camp for incoming graduate students), Summer 2020
  • Hypothesis Testing (Math Camp for incoming graduate students), Summer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022

Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Political Science, Spring 2022
  • Introduction to International Relations, Spring 2017, Fall 2017


  • Government and Politics in Western Europe (online), Spring 2021
  • International Conflict, Spring 2020
  • American Foreign Policy, Fall 2016, Fall 2019, and Fall 2021
  • International Law, Spring 2016
  • Introduction to Public Policy, Fall 2015

Sample Syllabi