I am a computational social science researcher and doctoral candidate at Indiana University's Department of Political Science, as well as a graduate fellow at the IU Russian Studies Workshop. I study how corruption influences elite and mass behavior in authoritarian contexts. My dissertation, The Logic of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, uses original data that differentiates among anti-corruption tools and analytic narratives that portray anti-corruption campaigns in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia to show how autocrats use anti-corruption campaigns to maintain regime stability.
I have also been affiliated with the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and the Ostrom Workop. I received bachelor's degrees in Diplomacy & Global Politics and in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Miami University.