I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, where I specialize in the intersection of international security, foreign policy, political psychology, and quantitative and experimental methods.
My research is published or forthcoming in a number of journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, World Politics, and International Studies Quarterly. It has also received a variety of awards, including the 2014 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Council of Graduate Schools for the best dissertation in the past two years in the social sciences, the American Political Science Association's 2014 Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best dissertation in international relations, law and politics, the 2014 Kenneth N. Waltz award for the best dissertation in the field of international security and arms control, and the Peace Science Society's 2014 Walter Isard Award for the best dissertation in peace science. My work has also been featured on The Colbert Report, Chelsea Lately, and Real Time with Bill Maher — briefly making (some of) my students think I'm cooler than I actually am.
I graduated with a PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University in August 2013. Before coming to Harvard, I was a Dartmouth Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.