Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE.  My first book, The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

At NWU, I teach a variety of courses related to comparative politics, with a focus on Europe and contentious politics, including Politics of Europe, Making Social Change, Democratization, Minority Politics, Global Revolution and Rebellion, Political Identities and Global Environmental Politics.

I received my PhD in Political Science at Rutgers in 2015.  While at Rutgers, I received an FLAS scholarship in Krakow, Poland, and a Baden-Württemberg Stipendium to study at the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany. Before Rutgers, I got my BA and MA from Texas State University, and coached debate at Westlake High School before I moved to Washington, DC, where I worked at the Nixon Papers at the National Archives and then for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress.