I am an assistant professor at the Naval War College. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and International Security at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation in Washington, DC. I received my Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2021.

My research studies how revisionist powers employ new technologies, like online platforms and raw materials for microchip production, to reshape great power relations in their favor. With the generous support of a Minerva Research Initiative 2022-2025 grant, I combine qualitative, experimental, and computational methods to unlock the mechanisms through which Russian and Chinese information operations shape public opinion and political behaviors in target states.

Another strand of my research focuses on democratization and contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa. My first book, Mauritania: The Struggle for Democracy (2010, Lynne Rienner), centers on electoral autocracy and the simulation of democratization as part of patron-client relations in international politics.

You may find out more about my research here.

I received my B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and my M.A. in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges. My CV is available here.