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-  Was awareded the Frank Klingberg Best Faculty Paper Award for my manuscript, "Tell Me Who Your Friends Are: An Endogenous Model of International Network Formation and Effect on Domestic Rule of Law," by ISA-Midwest (2013). 

- My manuscript, "Can You Trust a Dictator: A Strategic Model of Authoritarian Regimes' Signing and Compliance with International Treaties," was accepted for publication in Conflict Management and Peace Science.

- Slate featured my article, "Can You Trust a Dictator: A Strategic Model of Authoritarian Regimes' Signing and Compliance with International Treaties," in Conflict Management and Peace Science. 

 

Welcome!

I am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.  I earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2013.  My research areas are international relations and  political methodology.  My research addresses the intersection between international relations and domestic politics, specifically the relationships between state memberships in international networks and domestic decision-making. My dissertation, Tell Me Who Your Friends Are: An Endogenous Model of International Network Formation and Effect on Domestic Political Outcomes, builds on insights from sociology and network analysis to model domestic reform as an outcome of a two-part endogenous process of states' choice of location in the international trade network and the resulting structural incentives of the network. Methodologically, I study spatial econometrics, inferential network analysis, and modeling endogeneity within a spatial context.  

My research page details further my dissertation project, along with my other work on spatial policy diffusion and authoritarian regimes' behavior. My teaching page provides additional information about the courses I have instructed and some tools I have developed for my classrooms. Additionally, you can download my CV here or at the above link.