I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at the University of Notre Dame, and a doctoral affiliate with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. My current research focuses on the dynamics of identity politics in Central Asia. In particular, I am interested in understanding the way local level regime officials, religious actors, and society interact in Central Asia.

Areas of Interest: Religion and Politics, Quantitative Methods, Central Asia, Field Research, Kazakhstan, Identity and Politics