I'm an Assistant Professor in International Relations (IR) at the Department of Political Science at Colorado College.
I am excited by works that cut across traditional disciplines and sub-disciplines (in my next life, I would love to study sociology or anthropology), though I would say that most of my interests contain some elements of IR Theory, foreign policy, diplomacy, 'everyday politics,' and gender. Spatially, I gravitate towards the region of Northeast Asia- mainly, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, the two Koreas, and Japan.
Teaching is an extremely important way for me to engage with the academic community, not to mention a self-serving opportunity for me to learn about the things I want to learn about. This has led to some interesting courses on the sociology of the IR discipline, examining security through the world of The Expanse (a sci-fi adaptation of the books by Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham), and one in the works on bodies and IR.
Outside of academics, I am a sucker for good narratives, which may explain my avid consumption of stand-up comedy and one-too-many subscriptions to streaming services.
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