I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. My primary research is on ethnic and sectarian minority groups during times of civil war in the Middle East and Central Africa. My research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, Northwestern University, and the Project on Middle East Political Science.

On a personal note, I grew up in Alabama, spent my formative years in Paris and Beirut and studied literature before coming to political science. In my free time I’m currently trying to improve my Swahili and Turkish and reading Ted Chiang and Waguih Ghali.

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