I am an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Duke University. My research explores how partisan polarization affects foreign policymaking in democratic states, with an emphasis on U.S. national security policy. More generally, I am interested in the interplay between domestic and international politics in matters of security and conflict.
My research is published or forthcoming at International Organization, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Global Security Studies, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Foreign Affairs.
I am a faculty affiliate of the Program in American Grand Strategy at Duke, the Carnegie International Policy Scholar Consortium and Network (IPSCON), and the America in the World Consortium (AWC). This year, I will also be part of the inaugural cohort of the Aspen Strategy Group's Rising Leaders Program for young professionals in national security and foreign policy.
I completed my PhD in 2021 at the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. At Stanford, I was a Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences and a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict & Negotiation (SCICN).
Prior to attending Stanford, I received an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar.