My current research examines organizational behavior and social change in war- and disaster-affected contexts. Focusing on the Middle East and North Africa, I use ethnographic, interview-based, and archival methods to study how actors such as military organizations (state and non-state), civilian bureaucracies, and political parties cope with crisis, disruption, and fragmentation. Using a relational lens grounded by social network theory, I am particularly interested in examining how interactions between formal organizational hierarchies and actors’ quotidian networks—that is, their everyday kinship, friendship, and other social ties— influence organizational decision-making and evolution. I am broadly interested in civil war and political violence, organizational politics, forced migration, the politics of disaster, humanitarianism, and qualitative research methods. You can read more about my projects below.