Welcome! I'm a visiting assistant professor in the Political Science Department at Wellesley College where I teach a broad range of courses in International Relations. My research investigates the operation of the unique, taken-for-granted cognitive process (logic of habit) in various foreign policy decision-making contexts. My book project, Thinking Fast and Slow in Alliance Politics, develops a micro-foundational sociological theory of choice and focuses on US allies' decisions to join, or stay out of, US-led operations lacking the UN Security Council's authorization to use force.
My background is in Economics (B.A.), Regional Studies-East Asia (M.A.), and Government (M.A. and Ph.D.) from Harvard University (2020), and in my research
I make balanced use of positivist and interpretivist methods. At Harvard, my research has been supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Harvard Experiments Working Group.