Benjamin Crisman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include violence, non-violence, and computational social science. Prior to starting at Princeton, he worked as a Research Specialist at the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) project and at the Center for Global Development. I hold an MA in Politics from Princeton University, an MSc in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia and an AB in Economics and International and Area Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.