I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. Before joining FSU, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. I received my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

I have research interests in international and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on the politics of financial globalization. My research examines why and how global capital mobility shapes politics and policymaking in emerging markets. I investigate the determinants of capital market responses to political events and national policies, paying close attention to multiple forms of contagion in the global political economy. Methodologically, I have interests in quantitative methods for the study of complex and dynamic interdependencies in international political economy data — such as multivariate time series analysis, spatial econometrics, and social network analysis.

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