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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. Read more about my research here.

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.