I am a doctoral candidate in the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests span international relations and comparative politics, focusing on various aspects of military design and their implications for state-society and civil-military relations. I am particularly interested in military recruitment practices, including the determinants and implications of conscription, which I examine in my dissertation. Additional research interests include strategy and conflict, civil wars, and state formation.
Originally from Connecticut, I attended McGill University in Montréal, where I received my BA in political science. I went on to earn my MA in political science from Columbia University. I currently live in Philadelphia, PA, as I work towards completing my dissertation.
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