I am a political scientist with research and teaching interests in International Relations, Comparative Politics, U.S. Grand Strategy, and the Politics of East Asia. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2018, and I am currently a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

My dissertation examines the role of foreign aid in American grand strategy during the Cold War and the role of U.S. foreign policy in the creation of the developmental state in East Asia. I have a regional specialization in East Asia with a focus on U.S.-Taiwan relations and the history of the One China Policy. I also serve as the Senior Editor for Taiwan Security Research, an academic website that aggregates news, commentary, and scholarly analysis on the economic and political dimensions of Taiwan’s security.