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 Institute for European Studies, the Network Science Institute, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. 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.
I conduct research and teach in the areas of international political economy and international relations. Within those I focus on the politics of finance and regulation, trade and trade agreements, and complex network theory and methodology. My research has been published in Business 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 am co-editor of a special issue of Business and Politics (2017 Cambridge University Press) and the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations (2014 Edward Elgar Publishing).
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 am an Adjunct Fellow with the Niskanen Center.
My Erdös number is 6, and my Bacon number is 3.