I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. 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. I hold additional degrees from SOAS, University of London and the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to Fort Collins, I spent an enjoyable year teaching at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

I am the author of 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 200 additional op-eds, features, blogs, and reviews. My work has appeared in publications such as Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, International Affairs, International Political Sociology, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Interest, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies.