I am an Adjunct Lecturer at Boston College and PhD Candidate (ABD) at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Academically, I focus on international negotiation, conflict resolution, international organizations, and East Asia. I completed undergraduate studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2006 and received my Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School in 2009. In addition to teaching at Boston College, I have acted as a teaching fellow or assistant for multiple undergraduate and graduate courses.
Originally from rural Kentucky, I have lived and worked abroad for sustained periods of time in France, China, India, and Turkey. I previously was a Rosenthal Fellow for the US Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Beyond public sector experience, I have also coordinated an international civic engagement program based in Zhuhai, China (PRC) sponsored by the Gates Foundation and Duke University.
My most recent academic work is on Chinese international treaty behavior (Asian Journal of Public Affairs), how nationalism impacts Sino-Taiwanese negotiations (Chinese Yearbook of International Law and Affairs), the changing politics of UN Peacekeeping, and public diplomacy. I have received fellowships to support my research from diversity of sources including Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, the Dean’s Discretionary Fund at Tufts University, the Tobin Project, the Fletcher School PhD Fund, the John Roche Memorial Fund, and Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation. I have sought, throughout that work, to bridge academia and the policy world with salient, inter-disciplinary analysis of international affairs.