I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where I also work in the Middle Eastern Studies Program.
As a political psychologist, I conduct research exploring the the micromotives of interpersonal and intergroup aggression, with a focus on identifying tools for prejudice reduction. My recent focus is on the role of affect and emotion in motivating change.
PhD in Political Science, 2011
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies–Political Science, 2005
University of Utah
Fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), 2003-2004
American University in Cairo, Egypt
B.A. in Near Eastern Studies–Arabic, 2002
Brigham Young University