My Research

My research and teaching interests are in international environmental politics, global economic and environmental governance, international political economy, environmental political theory, and East Asian politics.

My dissertation, Turbulent Waters: Navigating the Maelstrom of Water Insecurity and Ethno-Environmental Conflict, is focused on puzzles related to the political processes of resource conflict and cooperation at the subnational, regional, and global levels of analysis. More specifically, I am interested in questions related to how states, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and non-governmental organizations address threats to water insecurity and its intersection with ethnic conflict. My research is interdisciplinary by nature and has drawn on the fields of political science, hydrology, political ecology, and political geography.

My scholarly interests in the global economy primarily examine why rising powers adapt to, or create their own global economic governance institutions,  and how those decisions impact the global political economy and its  governance. 

My research has  recently appeared in Rising Powers Quarterly, Politics and Governance, and a book chapter in the edited volume Global Economic Governance and the Development Practices of the Multilateral Development Banks by Routledge. 

Water Security and Climate Change

Global Economic Governance

Environmental Politics and Governance

Research Training

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2017
Graduate Certificate in Social Science Methods

NTNU/Research School on Peace and Conflict GIS Summer 2017
GIS and the Geography of Armed Conflict: Applying Geographical  Information Systems (GIS) and Georeferenced Data for Peace and Conflict Research

2016 ICPSR: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Maximum Likelihood Estimation: Generalized Linear Models
Multilevel Models

2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV Graduate College Research Certification (GCRC)

2015 University of Arizona Methods Workshop
Qualitative Comparative Analysis