I am currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations (POIR) at the University of Southern California. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Brown University in May of 2019. My research focuses on economic sanctions, foreign policy, and international relations theory. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript based on my dissertation,The Sources of US Trade Sanctions, which examines the international and domestic determinants of US-imposed economic sanctions. Previously, I was a lecturer in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.
I originally hail from Laguna Beach, CA, and received my BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In my spare time, I enjoy going on road trips with my wife, cooking, powerlifting, and supporting Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.