Brown University, Ph.D. in Political Science  2011

  • Examination Fields: Comparative Politics and International Relations
  • Dissertation Title: “The Politics and Business of Violence and Citizen Security”
  • Committee: Richard Snyder (Chair), Melani Cammett, Pauline Jones-Luong, and Patrick Heller (Sociology)

Brown University, A.M. in Political Science  2007

University of Miami, M.A. in Latin American Studies  2003

Long Island University/Global College, B.A. in International Studies  1999

  • Area studies coursework conducted in Central and South America, East Africa, and the Middle East                                                            


Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR)  2008

  • Two-week intensive multi-methods coursework, Arizona State University

Survey Methodology 2008

  • Semester of survey methods training, Department of Government, Harvard University

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2006

  • Two-week intensive GIS training and coursework, S4 Institute, Brown University
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