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    I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University.

    My research delves into the intricate dynamics between violent economic groups – such as organized crime, armed corporations, and mercenary groups – and state actors. I investigate the far-reaching and unexpected consequences of their collusion. My dissertation examines how institutional change shapes violent groups’ relationship to the state, the internal processes by which they make decisions, and the consequences of collusion on democratic accountability.

    I have regional experise in Mexico, as well as in Northern Ireland (historical) and Northeastern India (historical).

    In my other projects, I examine why states collaborate with certain pro-government militia groups and formalize their influence on electoral outcomes. Methodologically, I adopt a multi-method approach, including deep-learning models (Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing), design-based casual inference, and qualitative analyses.

    Prior to joining Emory University, I received my B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2020, where I was awarded the 2020 Big South Christenberry Award and was nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.”

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