I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, where I work in the Ward lab on the ICEWS project (Integrated Crisis Early Warning System). I received a Ph.D. degree in political science from Florida State University in 2012 and I am currently also an active-duty National Guard officer. I am interested in applying quantitative methods to predictive analysis and ultimately in forecasting the location and intensity of civil war violence.
My birthplace is in Germany, and I spent the first 16 years of my life between there and the Croatian coast before migrating to the US. In 2009 I was deployed to Iraq as a Engineer Battalion intelligence officer. My time there was cut short by a near-death brush with leukemia and I spent most of the following year undergoing treatment.
For good measure, here is my Florida State website.