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Welcome! I'm a political scientist affiliated with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. For the 2023-24 academic year, I will also serve as a PRRI Public Fellow. I study comparative political attitudes and behavior, with particular expertise in Muslim and Arab public opinion both in the US and abroad.


My research examines understudied groups and contexts to better model the determinants of support for democratic norms. Substantively, much of my work assesses the dynamics of political tolerance in both established and emerging democracies. In broader terms, I study the politics of race and ethnicity, religion in the public sphere, Middle East politics, and democratization.

Prior to joining CNU, I was a Provost's Fellow at the University of Southern California, where I received my PhD in Political Science and International Relations. At Lehigh University, I earned a BA in History and, as a President's Scholar, an MA in Political Science.

On this website, you will find my academic publications, online writings for a public audience, a rundown of select courses I have recently taught (along with sample materials), and a full CV. Elsewhere, you can check out my Google Scholar page.

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