I am a lecturer in international security in the Department of Political Science, and a NATO Field School faculty, at Simon Fraser University. Moreover, I serve as a Senior Fellow at the FORCES Initiative, Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University in 2019. My fields of specialization are International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Quantitative Methodology.
My research interests include Chinese/Russian influence operations, transnational ethnic links and their effect on democratization, and Western military intervention and nation-building. My work lies at the cross-section of international relations and comparative politics.
At Simon Fraser University and at Purdue University, I have taught undergraduate courses in international security, international relations, and international political economy. I am the recipient of several teaching awards, Outstanding Independent Instructor (Political Science), Purdue's Graduate School Excellence in Teaching (nominee), and the Graduate Teaching Award.
I am the recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including Fulbright (Specialist), Ludwig Kruhe, Ross, and Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant, among others.
I hold an M.S., and M.A., degrees in Environmental Engineering and Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a B.S., in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University.