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I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Columbia University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  My dissertation studies how informal institutions have shaped violence in contemporary and historical Mexico. My research employs techniques for causal identification with observational data, in-depth fieldwork, and archival methods. Prior to graduate school, I worked with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow. 

My work is published or forthcoming in the  Annual Review of Political Science, PS: Political Science & Politics and World Politics, among other journals.