Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida. Before coming to UF, I was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce and a visiting assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College. I received a PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. 

I study international and comparative political economy with a focus on the complex interactions among globalization, international institutions, and domestic governance. I am particularly interested in 1) how globalization impacts domestic governance outcomes, 2) how these impacts interact with policy choices in divergent issue areas, and 3) the formation, evolution, and effectiveness of institutions governing foreign investment and trade. I am also interested in the determinants and effects of Chinese economic statecraft. I am currently working on a project that investigates the human rights effect of Chinese foreign aid in Africa. Last, my other research explores the political economy of conflict as well as the political logic and consequences of legal changes in transitioning China. 

My research work is forthcoming or has appeared in, among others, International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, New Political Economy, Social Science Quarterly, the Journal of Human Rights, the Review of Law and Economics, and China: An International Journal. Additionally, several working papers of mine are either currently under review or in preparation for submission soon.