I’m a second year PhD Student in International Relations at the School of International Service (SIS), American University, Washington, D.C.
My research interest lies at the intersection of post-conflict development, foreign aid and ethnic mobilization. I am interested in how foreign aid influences ethnic mobilization in the aftermath of civil war and its effects on post-conflict development. At AU, I’ve conducted quantitative research on the impact of right to food legislation and maternity protection on child mortality in developing countries. During the 2019-20 academic year, I assisted Prof. Adam Auerbach at SIS with his research on sub-national financial capacity in India in preparation for a survey to be conducted later this year. I also assisted him with a literature review on forest governance in India. Prior to coming to AU, I lived and worked in Southeast Asia. My past research focused on financial inclusion and migration in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.
Currently, I am working as a Research Assistant for Prof. Erin Collins (focusing on a book project on urban land politics in Cambodia) and Prof. Susanna Campbell (focusing on donor and civil society relationships in fragile and post-conflict countries) at SIS, American University.
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