Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Murray State University. I study International Relations and Comparative Politics, with my research focusing on human rights, protests and advocacy, and Latin American politics. My particular interest is on the effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict and post-authoritarian states. I am also interested in the formation of social movements in Latin America opposing resource extraction. For more information please see my CV and research interests. Please also see my teaching section for recent course syllabi and student evaluations.