Currently, I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Christopher Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. I research the relationship between treaty, statutory, and constitutional sources of legal authority in comparative contexts. My first book project examines the legal and strategic development of the international refugee regime in the U.S., Middle East, and Europe. I am broadly interested in designs of international regimes; comparative constitutionalism, and foreign policy strategy.
My research has been supported by Notre Dame's International Security Center, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Center for the Study of Religion. As a Marshall Scholar, I received an MSc in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. My B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Political Science are from Arizona State University.
Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked as a consultant to UNHCR’s Division of International Protection and in philanthropic strategy and development.