Hello, and welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Scholar for the Program on Diplomacy and Global Governance. The program is part of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) with the University of Chicago. I recently received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.  

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics. I am broadly interested in how institutions affect the foreign policies of leaders and more specifically in how they affect a leader's propensity for nuclear proliferation. I actively collaborate with graduate students and faculty on projects that explore how domestic institutions affect international interactions.