I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton. I am interested in computational social science and often borrow from disciplines outside traditional social science in my work. My dissertation, for example, is guided by complexity and emergence, and I use agent-based modeling to understand how system-level violence emerges as a consequence of localized violent events.
My recent work focuses on contentious politics – especially unorganized collective violence and how it spreads across time and space. My latest project maps the diffusion of (cow-related) lynchings across geographical clusters in India following an epidemic pattern. I also employ epidemiological methods, spatial econometrics, and network analysis in my work.