This profile was current as of 2016, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
I am currently working with Professor Jaimie Bleck on a project focused on African elections, which includes analyzing the Facebook pages of Paul Kagame and Robert Mugabe. I am also completing research for the State Department on the criminal justice sector drivers for recruitment to violent extremist organizations and the policies, procedures, and actions taken by criminal justice institutions to mitigate those drivers. The geographical focus of this project is Africa and the Middle East, but I am also exploring South and Central American anti-gang and anti-violence initiatives.
For the last year I was in Dakar, Senegal on a Boren scholarship, a Department of Defense National Security Education Program. Prior to that, I conducted research on barriers to integration for Muslim citizens in France thanks to a grant from the Nanovic Institute. I have also traveled to Uganda to research the impact on civic education on national development on a grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and to complete an impact assessment of the schools built by the nonprofit Building Tomorrow thanks to the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.