Clarence is a Ph.D. candidate with subfields in comparative politics and international relations. His dissertation analyzes the conditional effects of violence on civilians' political opinions in Syria and Iraq. Clarence is also interested in civil war, international security, political competition, and the use of agent-based models in political analysis. He speaks very good Arabic and beginner's Persian. Clarence has benefitted from support from several organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives.
Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives
Fulbright United States Student Award
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship