I am a Lecturer in the Division of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, where I teach courses in the programs of Political Science and Legal Studies.
I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College, and have served in fellowships at New York University in the New York City and Shanghai campuses.
Research: My research is on international law, international criminal courts and the ICC, foreign-imposed regime change and international conflict, predicting effectiveness in war, and the effects of civil war violence on postwar life. My research agenda on international courts builds on my doctoral dissertation (reviewed here) and brings together statistical analyses and archival material to examine the origins of support for the creation of a permanent international criminal court among great-power democracies in the twentieth-century, the reasons why so many autocracies have granted jurisdiction to the court after 1998, and the effects of court prosecutions on domestic politics.
Teaching: At NYU Abu Dhabi, I am teaching courses on international political economy, the practice of legal writing and research, human rights law, public international law, and international relations. At the American University of Sharjah, I taught public international law, human rights, international political economy, and international relations. Since 2016 I also led the American University of Sharjah’s moot court team in research on the practice of international litigation and oral advocacy before the International Court of Justice. See my recruiting slides here. Our team was the United Arab Emirates national team at the White & Case International Rounds of the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. We won the inaugural Gulf Cooperation Council Jessup Friendly competition in Kuwait in 2017. Previously, at New York University Shanghai I assisted in the design and instruction of an interdisciplinary course titled Global Perspectives on Society for all freshmen of the inaugural Class of 2017 and the Class of 2018. At New York University and Emory University, I taught courses on human rights, international law, and civil war. A selection of course materials are below.
- Legal Writing and Research (slides) at NYU AD.
- Human Rights Law (slides) at NYU AD.
- International Political Economy at NYU AD.
- Public International Law at AUS with midterm, course slides. Sample assignment.
- Global Political Economy at AUS.
- Introduction to International Relations at AUS with schedule, PD, BD, and course slides.
- Moot Court at AUS for the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition.
- Human Rights in World Politics at AUS. Presentations. Slides. Example research presentation.
- Interests, Ideas, and Institutions in Political Economy, directed study prepared for AUS.
- Global Perspectives on Society at NYU Shanghai in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
- Civil Wars at Emory University.