Department of Political Science
Schapiro Hall, Room 223
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College, where I teach courses on international security, the international relations of the Middle East, nuclear security, and international relations theory.
I earned my Ph.D. in political science in 2016 from UCLA. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, I was the Stanley Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow at Williams College and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2018, I have been an associate editor at the Texas National Security Review.
My research interests include international security; the international politics of the Middle East; American foreign policy; great power politics; energy and geopolitics; and nuclear security. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Diplomacy & Statecraft, the Journal of Cold War Studies, Middle East Journal, Security Studies, and International Security.
Before earning my doctorate, I completed an M.A. from the Committee on International Relations program at the University of Chicago. I am a Williams alum, where I completed my B.A. in history and political science in 2009.