I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University, where my research and teaching focus on international security, US foreign policy, and International Relations theory.

I received my PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where I was also a graduate fellow of the Clements Center for National Security, and hold additional degrees from SOAS, University of London and the University of Edinburgh. Before coming to CSU, I spent an enjoyable year teaching at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

My scholarly work has appeared in journals such as African Affairs, Anthropology Today, Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Environmental Policy and Law, International Journal, International Political Sociology, International Politics, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Marine Policy, National Interest, Political Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies.

Beyond my academic work, I occasionally write commentary and analysis on foreign affairs, US politics, and British politics. Between 2014 and 2016, I was a regular feature contributor to the online edition of the National Interest magazine. I am an advisor at Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC, and newsletter editor for the International History and Politics section of the APSA.