I am the Karl Loewenstein Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science in the
Department of Political Science at Amherst College. I earned my PhD in Political Science in December, 2014 from The Ohio State University.
I research the roots of contradictory, seemingly self-defeating behavior in the international arena: under what conditions do states pursue their grand strategy by simultaneously using cooperative and conflictual options, whose outcomes likely cancel each other out?
In particular, I study the dynamics underpinning such inconsistent, volatile behavior in different contexts of international politics: nuclear proliferation and climate change.