I am an assistant professor of political science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My primary research examines why states trade with their enemies, investigating the product level and temporal variation in wartime commercial policies of states vis-a-vis enemy belligerents. My broader research interests center on the question of how time and uncertainty shape the strategic decisions of states, focusing on order formation, military planning, and questions of state sovereignty.
I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University (2019-20) and at the Dickey Center for International Understanding (2020-21).
I completed my PhD in Political Science at the University of Chicago in August 2019. I was a pre-doctoral fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School in 2018-9 and the Smith Richardson pre-doctoral fellow with the International Security Studies Program at Yale University in 2017-8. I hold an MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations and a BA from the University of Southern California.