I’m a visiting assistant professor at the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University. I received a PhD in public policy and political science from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in 2017. In Fall 2019 I’ll start as an assistant professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University!

I study how international NGOs work in authoritarian countries, and I received the 2016–2018 Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award from the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). I do research in public administration and policy, nonprofit management, international relations, and comparative politics.

I teach courses on statistics and data science, data visualization, economics, and science communication.

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Use R and parts-of-speech tagging to explore the Qur'an in Arabic

Tidy text, parts of speech, and unique words in the Qur'an