Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University. I am also a member of NIU’s Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative and I recently joined the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies.

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

This site also hosts information on my teaching and supervision. 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 also help with the webpage and online activities of APSA’s Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Group and I can be found over there as well. 

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