I research and teach on authoritarian states, Asian politics, and international human rights. My work has been published in several top journals, including Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Review of International Studies, Journal of Democracy, and Democratization.
My latest book, Making the World Safe for Dictatorship, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. My first book, the Authoritarian Public Sphere, was published by Routledge in 2017.
I earned my dual Ph.D. in political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in human rights at the London School of Economics, and my undergraduate degree from Willamette University.