International Relations and Comparative Politics
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University where I study Islam, political violence, human rights, economic development, and research design. My dissertation, Clerics of the Jihad, is a book-length project explaining why some Islamic clerics adopt the ideology of militant Jihad while most do not. Some of my other research is published or forthcoming in The American Journal of Political Science and International Studies Quarterly and I occasionally write for Harvard's Social Science Statistics blog (my posts).
During the 2012-2013 academic year, I'll be a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, a Research Fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Student Fellow with the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies. My research is currently supported by an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and I've previously been supported by The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I hold degrees in Statistics (AM) from Harvard University and Political Science (BA) from Brigham Young University.
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