I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford with a variety of substantive and methodological interests. My work primarily concerns rising powers, status-seeking in international relations, military procurement, and nuclear weapons, though I have a casual interest in a wide range of other topics within IR. Before coming to Oxford, I did my undergraduate and master's work at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. My time in DC imbued in me an appreciation for the importance of combining IR theory with issues of practical policy importance, and this desire to combine theory and practice drives much of my work.

In addition to my academic studies, I have worked at the British Embassy to the US and served on the editorial board of the Georgetown Security Studies Review. My work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, and The Realist Review, and my current projects can be found under the "Works in Progress" tab.

When I am not working, you can usually find me wandering through the many parks and meadows of Oxford, relaxing in a coffee shop, perusing a bookstore, or cheering on Atlanta United. I am also an avid baker and collector of Japanese woodblock prints and fountain pens, though my grad student budget does not make this particularly easy!