Hi! I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. My dissertation research examines everyday forms of violence, gender, and the politics of the welfare state with a focus on highly industrialized countries, particularly in Europe.

In 2019-2020, I am a predoctoral fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Before this fellowship, I received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1746065) for my dissertation fieldwork.

In addition to my work on violence, I am interested in the relationship between gender and institutions, including the representation and incorporation of women. My article on the role of disposition and gender narratives in women’s suffrage is forthcoming at Comparative Politics.

Prior to studying at Cornell, I received a M.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. (Hons) in Politics and International Studies, and History from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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