I have recently graduated with a Ph.D. candidate in Security Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where my research focuses on Chinese politics, human rights, and international security. I'm currently working on a book project in which I examine the impacts of international human rights pressure within authoritarian states, using an in-depth, mixed-method case study of China. Other ongoing research projects explore the impact of international law on public attitudes towards territorial disputes, and novel ways of testing the role of nationalism in domestic and international politics.

Before my time in Princeton I worked on foreign and security policy for the British Government and have also spent over three years working, studying, and conducting research throughout China. I have a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton, a Masters in African Studies from St Antony's College, Oxford University, and a B.A. in Psychology with Philosophy from Wadham College, Oxford.