I am originally from Cardiff in South Wales of British and Syrian heritage. My undergraduate degree is in Politics and Modern History from Brunel University. I have researched for an MP in the House of Commons, and a U.S. Senator in the United State Senate in Washington, D.C. I received my M.A. in Political Science from University at Buffalo and my PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University. I previously worked in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
My research examines the determinants and consequences of human rights violations.