I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Public Administration Doctoral Program at the University of Illinois, Springfield.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2014. Prior to joining UIS, I was a visiting predoctoral fellow at Northwestern University's Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

My research has been published in the European Journal of Political Research, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Journal of European Public Policy and European Political Science, among othersAt UIS, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on international relations and foreign policy, European and Middle Eastern politics, and research methods.