I am Research and Teaching Fellow in International Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. In this role I work on the 'Border Narratives' project with the principle investigator Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams examining popular attitudes on migration and border security in Europe.
In May 2017, I was awarded a three-year Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust, which will begin in May 2018. My research has been published in the academic journals Critical Studies on Security (CSoS), Geopolitics and Asian Security and I have appeared as a commentator on US foreign policy and American politics on several UK and international news media outlets (BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Deutsche Welle).
My latest research monograph, 'American Grand Strategy under Obama' published in July 2017, examines the breakdown of the elite consensus on America's role in the world. The book explores competing discourses of national security and foreign policy under the Obama presidency, and how the Obama Doctrine posed a practical challenge to the Washington consensus on American exceptionalism and liberal hegemony by emphasising military restraint and 'leading from behind. I argue that under Obama American grand strategy no longer represented a coherent and consistent equation of material resources and political ends, but a contested discursive space, where identity and policy no longer matched up.