I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a doctoral affiliate with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and a Burns fellow with the Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research. For the 2021-2022 academic year, I was a PhD Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, where I met with an interdisciplinary group of scholars to share research on resilience. I am currently based in and around the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal with the Fulbright Program.
My research areas are comparative politics, political methodology, and political theory. I have interests in climate change, disasters, subnational governance, and public goods, with a particular focus in South Asia. I employ both quantitative and qualitative methods, including Bayesian statistics, spatial data, causal inference, and mixed methods approaches. I love making R packages – feel free to look at what I’m working on on my GitHub page.
My dissertation focuses on the politics of disasters through a subnational design in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Trips to Nepal for data collection and language training have been funded by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Fulbright Program. My Nepal-based affiliates include the Institute of Engineering (IoE) in Pulchowk, the Samaanta Foundation, and the Martin Chautari Research Group.