I am an Associate Professor of and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. I am also a 2023-24 Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's in the . Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Global Politics at Humboldt State University and doctoral fellow.
I broadly private actors in global governance such as tech companies, contractors, and lobbyists. My work has been published in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, and International Studies Review, among other outlets. My book, (Cambridge Studies in International Relations, 2022), explores how sovereign power is produced jointly by states and nonstate actors. I also theorize relational approaches like constructivism and new kinds of responsibility.
My current research explores the global politics of Big Tech and the sociopolitical implications of artificial intelligence. I lead a research at Purdue on International Politics and Responsible Tech (iPART). One project builds an original dataset of Facebook's sociopolitical harms and tracks related regulatory activities worldwide. Another assembles a Tech Transparency database to assess how companies fulfill their human rights obligations. This research has received funding from the and several internal grants at Purdue.
I have won numerous teaching awards, including for assistant professors at Purdue.
I received a Ph.D. in , where I was also affiliated as a graduate fellow in the and the . I am trained in , , and methods.
My research and travel have been generously funded by: the and the ; The , , , and at Purdue University; the , , and all at Northwestern University; as well as the , and .