I'm a Ph.D. student at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where I study the social psychology of extreme intergroup conflict. Most of my work has focused on dehumanization - the process of conceiving of another group of people as less than fully human - and its role in the perpetuation of intergroup hostility. I also study the psychology of ideological extremism and radicalization, both in terrorist organizations abroad and among American political partisans.
Although my research topics are weighty, I like to think of myself as a fun guy! I grew up the oldest of 5 in rural Maine, spent my undergraduate years as a beach bum in Santa Barbara, and enjoy hiking and weightlifting.