Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University. I am also a member of the executive committee of the American Political Science Association’s Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) group. At NIU, I also work with the Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative and Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies.

I received my PhD in Political Science (International Relations & Comparative Politics) from the University of Toronto. I have also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and McMaster University.

You can find my current C.V. here.

I study regionalism and diplomacy in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the Global South. I work with and write on interpretive methodologies and methods and social International Relations theory.

My book, Practicing Peace: Conflict Management in Southeast Asia and South America, was published with Oxford University Press in 2022. My research has been published in the European Journal of International Relations (2017 & 2023), International Affairs (2018 & 2020), Journal of Global Security Studies (2018 & 2022), PS: Political Science and Politics (2020, 2021, & 2023), and Qualitative & Multi-Method Research (2018), among other outlets. I have shared commentary and opinion via the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog and online through All Africa and the International Affairs blog. You can read about my research and find copies of my publications on my research page.

This site also hosts information on my teaching and supervision interests and activities. In addition, I provide some links and resources for students of IR, Southeast Asian politics, and interpretive methods. 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 around the American Midwest and Southern Ontario with my Saint Bernard, Mae.

You can find me on Twitter and Google Scholar, or visit my profile at NIU’s Department of Political Science. I work with APSA’s Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) group and I can be found over there as well. 

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