Welcome! I'm a visiting assistant professor in the Political Science Department at Wellesley College where I teach Decision-Making in Foreign Policy, International Institutions, International Political Economy, and World Politics. My research investigates the operation of the unique taken-for-granted cognitive process
(logic of habit) in decision-making contexts in international relations. I'm especially interested in how various actors' perceptual realities are constructed and changed by both formal institutions and social environments. My book project, Thinking Fast and Slow in Alliance Politics, develops a sociological theory of choice and focuses on US allies' decision-making in staying out of (compliance with international obligations) / joining (violation of international obligations) the US-led operations that lack 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. My research has been supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Harvard Experiments Working Group.