Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and a Faculty Associate with the 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, conflict management, 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 work has been published in the 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. You can read more about my research and find copies of publications on my research page.

This site also hosts information regarding my teaching and supervision. In addition, I provide some useful 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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