I am currently the Executive Director of the Midwest International Policy Institute. Our Twin Cities-based think tank develops state and regional-level solutions to international trade and migration challenges.
I was previously an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University from 2015-2018 and at the University at Albany, SUNY from 2014-2015.
My research explores how social dynamics create international order, as well as how states acquire and employ military weapons technology. This work has been published in International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Relations, and International Migration.
Prior to academia, I worked in foreign policy and strategy at the United Nations, the National Democratic Institute, and the Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan).
I hold a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University; an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics; and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
My CV is here.