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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. I am also a faculty affiliate with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, the Committee on International Relations, and the Program on Computational Social Science.

I specialize in international relations, with an emphasis on international norms, human rights, and the Muslim world. My first book, The Geopolitics of Shaming: When Human Rights Pressure Works—and When It Backfires, was published in 2023 with Princeton University Press. The project is based on my dissertation, which won the 2017 Merze Tate (formerly Helen Dwight Reid) Award for the best dissertation in international relations, law, and politics from the American Political Science Association. Read more about my research here.

I teach computational social science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Text as Data for Social Science and Computational Tools for Social Science. See my teaching page for information and materials.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Chicago, I was a post-doc at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.