I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago where I currently specialize in secrecy and intelligence and their relationship to International Relations theory, international security, and global governance. At the core of all my projects is an interest in understanding how governments selectively reveal and conceal what they do and the disjuncture this creates between the “front stage” and “back stage” of international politics.
My first book, published in 2018 from Princeton University Press, analyzes covert forms of military intervention and their role in states’ pursuit of limited war. Other work assesses the way states signal via covert action, the politics of "open secrets," the impact of publicity on international rules, sensitive information in international organizations, and theories of limited war. My research has been published in International Organization, Security Studies, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.
I graduated with a Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University in 2013 and have held research fellowships at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.