I recently received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Florida State University and am a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law. While my research interests stretch broadly, my current research agenda focuses primarily on the relationship between interpersonal trust, other-regarding preferences and collective action in the Middle East. I have taught courses on Middle Eastern politics, political violence, political economy and research methods, among others, at Franklin & Marshall College, the University of Louisville and Florida State University, and I look forward to teaching classes in other subject areas within the fields of comparative politics, international relations and formal theory in the future.