Mindy Haas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Her research focuses on international security, with an emphasis on how domestic legal regulations affect the shape of covert action as U.S. foreign policy. Her dissertation uses qualitative empirical analysis through process tracing to demonstrate how the type of law regulating covert activity can predictably lead to patterns of covert behavior along a spectrum from diplomatic activity and propaganda to paramilitary action. Her other research interests include foreign policy decision-making, intelligence, and international and constitutional law. She is also interested in mixed-methods research, in addition to qualitative methods. At Princeton, she served as a teaching assistant for courses on research design, causes of war, leaders and the making of U.S. foreign policy, and constitutional law. Prior to Princeton, she worked at Duane Morris LLP as an associate in the trial practice group and the appellate subgroup. She also served as a law clerk on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a B.A. in mathematics and political science from Bucknell University.