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I am a graduate student in the political science department at the University of California, Riverside. I am currently working on my prospectus and several research projects. My dissertation will focus on questions of what a professional military looks like in ethnically divided societies, and how the military can best be used to ameliorate ethnic tensions after an ethnic conflict. My research interests are in religious and ethnic conflict and violence, civilian-military relations, state building, the construction of the religion-secular divide, and identity politics.