I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, USA and a political geographer interested in territoriality, social networks, and other spatialities of political power.
My primary research interests revolve around issues of conflictual politics, especially the geographies of war at various scales. I've published on a diverse set of political topics, including terrorism, interstate war, civil war, and urban violence. I'm interested in ways to theorize political agency geographically, the importance of context at multiple scales for political outcomes, and the increasing role of geospatial technology in politics. I have methodological expertise in spatial analysis, social network analysis, and Geographic Information Science and routinely use these tools in my work.
My research often cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries and I routinely collaborate with a diverse set of scholars in geography, political science, criminology, and urban planning. My research has been published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The Professional Geographer, Eurasian Geography and Economics, and Territory, Politics, Governance among others. I am currently a board member of the Political Geography Specialty Group as well as a member of the Association of American Geographers and the International Studies Association.