Welcome! I am a postdoctoral researcher in the political science department at Lund University in Sweden.
My research is animated by questions of international order, power politics and language. I approach this topic as a scholar of IR theory and international history with an area focus on China, Inner Asia and East Asia. I received my PhD in international relations from Cornell University in 2017.
At Lund, I am a member of the STANCE research program on State-Making and the Origins of Global Order in the Long Nineteenth Century. My current work explores how Tibet became a part of the modern Chinese state (1890-1959) drawing on 15 months of extensive, multi-lingual archival research in China, Taiwan, India and the UK.
I have conducted a wide range of archival and field research in the following locations: London, UK (January 2013, July-August 2015,) Taipei, Taiwan (September 2009-August 2010, November 2014-July 2015), Dharamsala, India (October 2014), Beijing, China (May-September 2014), Yunnan, China (May-August 2011, May-August 2012). I graduated summa cum laude from SUNY New Paltz in 2008 with a B.A. in International Relations with minors in Mathematics and Asian Studies.