I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Francis Marion University.. I hold MAs in Middle East Studies and Political Science, as well as a Ph.D. in political science, from the George Washington University. My research is focused on the changing practice of military intervention—with specific interest in interventions aimed at changing the domestic institutions of the target. My current book project, " Liberalism and Transformation: The Changing Practice of Military Intervention, 1848 to 2014," examines the role that ideological changes in Western liberalism have played in shaping intervention practices since the mid-nineteenth century.
My research has been presented at several academic conferences. I have also published short pieces/opinion pieces in outlets such as Salon.com and e-International Relations.