I am currently an adjunct at the RAND Corporation and will transition to a Political Scientist in October 2021.
My first book – Following the Leader: International Order, Alliance Strategies, and Emulation – is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in summer 2021. It explains how military alliance strategies generate international order.
My second book – Contests of Initiative: Confronting China’s Gray Zone Strategy – is forthcoming from Westphalia Press and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in winter 2021. It recommends three courses of action for the U.S. to defeat and deter Chinese coercion in the East and South China Seas.
My other scholarly research has been published in International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Relations, and International Migration.
Most recently, I was the Executive Director of the Midwest International Policy Institute. Our Twin Cities-based think tank developed 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.
Prior to academia, I worked in foreign policy and strategy at the United Nations, the National Democratic Institute, and the Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan), among others.
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.