In the Fall of 2014, I will join the Department of Political Science at Amherst College as the Karl Loewenstein Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science. 

  I research 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---such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, and international intervention in conflict.