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 focuses on international security norms and practices, social international relations theory, and qualitative research methods. At the broadest level, I am interested in how different groups of people – state diplomats, organizational officials, etc. – understand and respond to conflict. I have a regional specialization in Southeast Asia, and I am particularly interested in how officials working within ASEAN understand and manage regional conflict and crises.
My research has been published or is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Affairs (2018 and 2020), Qualitative & Multi-Method Research, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Routledge Security and Governance series, among other outlets.
I am involved in a number of on-going and collaborative research projects exploring (1) regionalism and conflict management in the Global South, (2) ASEAN’s norms and security practices, and (3) qualitative and interpretive research methods. My research agenda, publications, and works-in-progress are all detailed on my research page and C.V.
My teaching interests and experience are also outlined on this site, and I provide some 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.