Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research focuses on minority rights in the United States and Europe, especially at the local level.
My dissertation explains why local governments and residents resist some mosques and accept, or at least not resist, other mosques in Berlin and Chicago suburbs. I recently published an article in the Journal of Urban Affairs exploring different ways local governments use to get around higher-level laws to resist minorities.
I received two bachelor’s degrees (Political Science, International Relations, and European Studies) and a master’s degree (International Relations) from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.
I spend time with my family, play tennis, and train for triathlons in my free time.