I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Faculty Associate in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and member of the Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative at Northern Illinois University. I hold a PhD in Political Science (International Relations & Comparative Politics) from the University of Toronto. I have also studied at the LSE and McMaster University. You can find my C.V. here.


My research examines regional security governance norms and practice in ASEAN and elsewhere, as well as interpretive research methodologies and methods.

My research has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, International Affairs (2018 & 2020), Journal of Global Security Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, Qualitative & Multi-Method Research, and the Routledge Security and Governance series, among other outlets. My publications and research agenda are detailed on my research page.

My teaching interests and experience are also outlined on this site, and I provide a few links that may be useful to my students or others. The photos displayed on the site are my own, taken during fieldwork.

When not researching, writing, teaching, or attempting to secure funding to make possible the first two, I enjoy drinking too much coffee, cycling, and hiking with my Saint Bernard, Mae, and any other dogs my family, friends, and colleagues will lend me.

You can also find me on Twitter, Google Scholar, and NIU’s Department of Political Science.


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