My research focuses primarily on state violence against civilians, security force capacity, and civil-military relations, with a regional emphasis on Southeast Asia.
My current book project develops a theory to explain variations in the form and frequency of state directed mass violence in the context of the 1965-66 Indonesian Mass Killings. Parts of this project have been published in Comparative Political Studies and Indonesia. My work has been supported by Ontario Graduate Scholarships and the David Chu Foundation for Asia-Pacific Studies.
I hold a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, with specializations in Comparative Politics and International Relations. While at the University of Toronto I was affiliated with the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and was a fellow at the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice in 2015.