Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. My research and teaching interests lie in the study of international political economy. Within that broad domain my most recent projects involve studying the behavior of international institutions (specifically, the International Monetary Fund), the consequences of compliance with international legal agreements, and how economic agents and policymakers cope with risk and uncertainty. I am on the steering committee for the Global Capitalism and Law Research Group and a member of the International Organizations & International Law Working Group, both housed at Northwestern's Buffett Institute for Global Studies.


I completed my undergraduate degree in political science at Carleton College in 2002. In August 2009 I received a PhD from Cornell University's Government Department. Follow the links below for more information about my research, teaching, and accomplishments.


Research and Data