IMG_3059 I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Montana State University. My research interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, with a primary focus on the participation of authoritarian states in international economic institutions.

Specifically, I study two types of questions: First, what role does international cooperation play in the survival and breakdown of authoritarian states? And secondly, to what extent do autocracies actively shape the rules of the international institutions they join? In answering these questions, my research pays particular attention to economic institutions, such as trade and investment agreements and central banks.

I was previously visiting faculty in Politics at Mount Holyoke College. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago and B.A. from King’s College London. In my free time, I enjoy sailing, skiing, hiking, playing with my kids, and music.


Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park