I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington, where I am also affiliated with the Complex Networks and Systems dual PhD program, the Network Science Institute, the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, the Institute for European Studies, the Russian and East European Institute. From 2021-23 I was Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Political Science.
I work in the areas of international political economy and international relations. I focus on the politics of power and interdependence in world politics, and often use complex network theory and methodology to analyze these systems. My substantive interests include the political economy of finance and regulation, security and innovation, and trade and trade agreements. My research is currently supported by the United States National Science Foundation, and my Google Scholar page can be found here. I have been published in Economics and Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Global Networks, International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Review of International Political Economy, and other academic outlets.
I also occasionally write for lay media, including Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post. I have blogged for IPE at UNC (2008-2013), The Fair Jilt (2013-2016), and the Duck of Minerva (2015-2018).
I took a PhD (Political Science) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and a BA (Economics) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007.