I first came to Texas as a Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow in 2004 and joined the Department of Government a year later.
My main areas of interest are radicalism, political violence, terrorism and the ways by which societies and states cope with such challenges.
In my research, I rely on theories and insights from a variety of disciplines and apply diverse research methods. Regionally, I am mostly interested in Israel and the Middle East.
I serve as an associate editor of the journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism as well as member of the editorial boards of Armed Forces & Society, Terrorism and Political Violence and Civil Wars.