About

I think a lot about religion, politics and conflict, and what data can say about each.

I'm currently a doctoral candidate in political science at UMD, and will be the pre-doctoral fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution for 2015-2016. My dissertation examines why some religious groups protest peacefully while others resort to violence.

Previously I was the founding editor of Democratic Vista and an original contributor to the Huffington Post.

I have a B.A. from Harvard and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.