— MA, University of Edinburgh; MSc, University of London
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My dissertation seeks to explain the strategic choices made by established Great Powers towards rising challengers. When do Great Powers seek to facilitate the rise of other states, and when do they instead opt to contain or roll back a potential rival? In order to answer these questions, I place a heavy emphasis on domestic politics within both established and rising Great Powers.
I have an active research interest in the US military base on Diego Garcia in the Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory). I have published on what this base reveals about the nature of the Anglo-American 'special relationship' and am currently working on projects dealing with the human and environmental implications of the base. Through this research, I am able to connect the 'high politics' of grand strategy with the micro-foundational aspects of foreign policy.
My work has appeared or is forthcoming in African Affairs, Anthropology Today, Journal of Transatlantic Studies and Review of International Studies. In addition, I have contributed several book reviews to Political Studies Review.
Before moving to Austin, I worked in London as a Parliamentary Analyst for a political intelligence company.
University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Government
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
M.Sc. International Politics - Distinction
University of Edinburgh
M.A.(Hons) Politics - First Class
University of British Columbia
Junior Year Abroad
* = peer-reviewed
Forthcoming. Decolonising the Special Relationship: Diego Garcia, the Chagossians and Anglo-American Relations. Review of International Studies, in press.*
Forthcoming. The Transatlantic Divide in (Undergraduate) International Relations. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, in press.
2013. Dead End or Crossroads? The Chagossians Fail in Strasbourg. Anthropology Today 29(3): 26.*
2011. Not Just a Military Base: Reframing Diego Garcia and the Chagos Islands. African Affairs 110(440): 491-499.*
2013. Marc Trachtenberg, The Cold War and After: History, Theory, and the Logic of International Politics. Reviewed in Political Studies Review 11(3), in press.
2012. Sandra J.T.M. Evers and Marry Kooy (eds.), Eviction from the Chagos Islands and Laura Jeffery, Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK. Reviewed in African Affairs 111(444): 503-506.
2012. Charles A. Kupchan, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. Reviewed in Political Studies Review 10(1): 113-114.
2012. Daniel Wirls, Irrational Security: The Politics of Defense from Reagan to Obama. Reviewed in Political Studies Review 10(1): 159-160.