I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo’s Department of Political Science. I previously worked as a research fellow at Harvard's Middle East Initiative, the University of Michigan's Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and the University of Gothenburg's Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute. My research examines the causes and consequences of state violence in authoritarian regimes. My first book project theorizes autocrats' decision to use repression, based on in-depth fieldwork in Egypt and novel event data. More broadly, I am interested in issues of repression, military coups, revolutions, and the relationship between violence and political order, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, World Politics, Social Science and Medicine, and Comparative Politics.
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