EDUCATION

Ph.D.   Political Science, McGill University, 2013.                             
            Dissertation: “Aiding and Abetting: Foreign Aid and State Coercion.”
            Fields: International Relations & Comparative Politics (Post-Communist Countries/Southeast Asia)
            Committee: Stephen M. Saideman (chair), T.V. Paul, and Juliet Johnson.


M.A.    Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2006.                     
            Thesis: “Terrorism in Authoritarian Regimes: Defining the Cycle of Repression and Violence in Uzbekistan.”


B.A.     International Development and Russian Studies (First Class Joint Honours), McGill University, 2004. 
  

METHODS TRAINING

2013
             Introductory and Intermediate NVivo; Multi-Level Modeling in STATA, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning,
             American University
2011
             Pooled Time-Series Cross-Sectional Analysis, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

 
2010  
            Short Course on Multi-Method Research, American Political Science Association Convention

            
            Time-Series: Applications and Advances, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
 
            Structural Equation Modeling, Concordia University Workshop Series on Social Research
 
2009
            Introduction to R and Survival and Event History Analysis in R, ECPR Summer School in Methods

 
2007
            Advanced Empirical Methods (Quantitative Analysis), McGill University


RESEARCH LANGUAGES

Advanced Russian (5+ years) and French