Welcome! I am currently an Adjunct Professor for the Security Policy Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University in the Government Department in May 2018. My dissertation was a finalist for the 2018 Terrorism Research Initiative’s Best Doctoral Thesis in the field of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Studies. My current book project, derived from my dissertation, focuses on the implementation of countering violent extremism (CVE) programs and public opinion surrounding these programs. My broader research interests include a focus on terrorism studies, Middle East studies, and research methodologies. My research has been published in journals such as Security Studies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Democracy and Security.

My research has been funded by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, the Tobin ProjectMario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, and the Cornell University Department of Government. I am also a Junior Research Affiliate with the Canadian Network for Terrorism, Security and Society.

On this page, you will find my CV; information about my research including papers; a link to my crowd-sourced CVE global database; and information on my teaching experiences. You can also access my Google Scholar Citations here.

Contact info:

cem324 (at) cornell.edu