About Me

I am an assistant professor of Political Science at Albion College where I teach courses in International Politics and Human Rights.  My research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials, and I study how human rights norms are reshaping the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations.  

I am the author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).  I have published articles on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention and international human rights trials in the Journal of Peace Research, International Journal of Human Rights, Civil Wars and New Global Studies.  

I earned my BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University (Go State!) and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Minnesota.  I earned my PhD in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011).

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