I'm a political scientist with a focus on strategic stability, nuclear politics, and military power. Currently, I am a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Research Fellow with The Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and a member of the Mid-Career Cadre at the Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
My research draws on experimental and archival methods to examine the foundations of nuclear deterrence and emerging threats to strategic stability, and my broader interests include identifying sources of civilian support for the use of force as well as assessments of military capabilities during nuclear, conventional, and unconventional conflicts. I have conducted public opinion and survey research in Iraq, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Prior to academia, I served as an officer in the United States Army, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. with highest honors in Political Science from Columbia University.