I study mass atrocities and human rights. My research has been published or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, Political Science & Politics, and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. I also write regularly for the mainstream media, with recent commentary pieces appearing in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, War on the Rocks, and Al Jazeera.
I am spending the 2017-2018 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Columbia in October 2015. I also have a J.D. (Columbia, 2006) and have practiced law in New York, Cambodia, and The Hague.