I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. I received an MA in Political Science from McGill University, Canada, and a Bachelor (Hons.) in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

I study international security cooperation, public opinion and foreign policy, and civil-military relations. Regionally, my research focuses on South Asia. My dissertation uses formal theory, statistical analysis, and survey experiments to understand the interconnections between domestic political challenges, leaders' job security, and international conflict and cooperation. Some of my works has been published in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Interactions or currently have an R&R with Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Relations

My research received several competitive research grants and fellowships, including Institute of Human Studies Fellowship supported by Marcus Foundation, Dr. George Joseph Shia Memorial Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Liberal Arts; the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Fellowship; the British, Irish and Empire Studies Fellowship; and the University Graduate Continuing Fellowship at UT Austin. 

Previously, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I was also a Graduate Fellow at Clements Center for National Security and at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University and Université de Montréal; and a Visiting Fellow at Fudan University, China.

You can view my CV here.