I am a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford University's Political Science Department. I study the impact of religious extremism on political behavior in the Islamic World with a focus on Southeast Asia. My dissertation explores the microfoundations of moderate mobilization against radical groups in Indonesia.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, I am a Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace, a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and a Global Religion Doctoral Dissertation Fellow at the Global Religion Research Initiative at the University of Notre Dame.
I am a Junior Fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies, a 2017 Young Southeast Asia Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Group, a Junior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society, and a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation.
My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford University, among others.
Prior to graduate school, I spent a year in Central Java, Indonesia on a Fulbright Scholarship and worked at the U.S-Indonesia Society. I graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College with a double major in Government and Economics. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and hiking.