Jerry is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. His fields of concentration are International Relations and Political Methodology, and his primary research interests include political conflict, political violence, and development. He has published an article on foreign aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa in the Journal of Contemporary African Studies and has presented research on development and human rights at the International Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and Southern Political Science Association. Before coming to Indiana University, he traveled and taught in China, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan. In his spare time, he likes to cycle, hike, cook, and watch HBO and Netflix series.