Research, teaching, producing, and founding a data analytics startup has taken me across the globe and this site is an effort to try to draw together the many strands and to make it accessible to those interested in learning more, partnering, and taking these ideas and projects further.
I have served in a number of leadership capacities in academia, business, and non-profits and have pioneered the application of data-driven methods to reduce and prevent religion-related violence. This varied existence has led me to lead something of a double life in and outside of academia. Currently, I am Visiting Faculty at the Program on Human Flourishing in the Institute for Quantiative Social Science at Harvard University alongside my primary affiliation as Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry in the Australian Catholic University. Previously, I taught and held fellowships at the University of Virginia (as Associate Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict), Université Paris – Sorbonne (as the Fernand Braudel Postdoctoral Fellow), the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow), and Yale.
For the last decade or so, I have maintained several non-academic projects. Recently, I Founded FilterLabs.AI that leverages cutting edge machine learning to help organizations answer complex questions, leverage the digital landscape, and predict outcomes. This project is informed by two previous endeavors. From 2016 to 2018, I was Co- Director of Global Covenant Partners, a coalition of religious actors, scholars, activists, and civil society members
dedicated to cultural flourishing, regenerative principles and assisting victims of religion-related violence worldwide. And from 2013-2015, I was an economist at Lehrman, Bell, Mueller and Canon, an econometric consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Filter Labs is, in one sense, the marriage between my academic, non-profit, and business experiences. But it’s also something of a new departure for me professionally.
FilterLabs delivers AI/ML powered tools to help organizations answer complex questions, leverage the digital landscape, and predict outcomes. We determine what kinds of information spread most quickly, what information is being consumed, and where that information originated.
Trust and Belonging Intiative at the Harvard Program on Human Flourishing wants to help build infrastructure for social trust by better understanding why frienship and community participation are declining in the US and beyond.
Regenerate Shingal is a project initiated by Global Covenant Partners in Northern Iraq. Global Covenant Partners is a coaltion of religious actors, scholars, activists, and civil society members dedicated to cultural flourishing, regenerative principles and assisting victiims of religion-related violence worldwise.