I’m an Assistant Professor with the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama, and I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Arizona State University (2013). My current research interests include religion and politics, collective action and cooperation, Latin American politics, ethnicity and inter-state violence, and agent-based modeling.
I have published in the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Politics and Religion, and Nations and Nationalism. I am a coauthor to Generating Generosity: Beliefs, Institutions and Public Goods Provision in Catholicism and Islam, published with Cambridge University Press, and my book, Divined Intervention: Religious Institutions and Collective Action in Mexico, is currently under review with the University of Michigan Press.
I have received a variety of fellowships and awards, including a book-writing leave fellowship from the Global Religion Research Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, a postdoctoral fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society at Chapman University, the American Political Science Association’s Aaron Wildavsky Award for Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics, and a Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.