I’m a Jill Hopper Fellow and International Relations PhD Candidate at Georgetown University and a Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. My dissertation, Subverting Expectations, explores how and why great powers utilize informational statecraft. Specifically, I look at how democracies employ subversion in spite of risks of retaliation, opacity surrounding effectiveness, and ideological dissonance. Leveraging data from The National Archives in London and the Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan Libraries, I look at how perceptions of threat and the balance of influence shape policy.
Beyond this, I focus on the impacts of ideology, transnational networks, international order, and the far-right, with a focus on the Interwar and Cold War eras. My work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly and Foreign Affairs, and I have been interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. I am currently teaching “Populism, Fascism, and the Far Right” at Georgetown University.
I was previously a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center, where I explored the role of subversion and ideology in shaping grand strategy. My research has received funding from the Smith Richardson Foundation and Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I hold an MA in International Relations from Georgetown and a BS in Political Science from Towson University.
Feel free to contact me at jsc146 [at] georgetown.edu.