I am a political scientist specializing in International Political Economy (IPE). After finishing my undergraduate studies in political science and economics at the University of Florida, I completed my PhD in Political Science at Boston College under the supervision of David Deese, Jennifer Erickson, and Tim Crawford.
My research sits at the intersection of international trade and domestic regulations. Specifically, my book project examines the political negotiations over regulatory trade barriers in three areas: environmental, consumer safety, and labour regulations and the automobile trade between the United States and the European Union; anti-mad cow consumer safety regulations and the beef trade between the United States and Japan, and intellectual property regulations and the pharmaceutical trade between the United States and India. In each of these areas, I investigate the motivations of and positions taken by businesses, activists, and government officials. I am also currently working on several article length projects on the politics of regulatory trade barriers as they pertain to developing countries, the United States-China relationship, and government procurement policies.
At Boston College, I have taught a seminar on Global Trade Politics. I am also prepared to teach courses on Globalization, the International Politics of the Environment, and the Political Economy of Development.