Research Agenda

The research agenda I have developed as a graduate student breaks down into three categories:

  1. A sustained, empirically driven attempt at building a theory of right-wing transnationalism. This is the project given expression in my dissertation.
  2. Relational methodology. I am interested in overcoming the unhelpful dichotomous divide between "positivist" and "interpretivist" methodolgies within our field by helping to further articulate a relational turn in IR.
  3. Work in the theory and history of international relations. This is represented by my papers on Morgenthau's legacy and the use of Gramsci by IR scholars. 

Working Papers

  • [with Simon Frankel Pratt] Putting the "Relations" Back in IR: What Two Decades of Research Has Taught Us (most recently presented at ISA-NE, November 2017)
  • Revolutionary Internationalism: A Reconceptualization
  • Examining the Effects of Refugee Intake on German Right-Wing Nationalism: Evidence from State-Level Panel Data, 2015-2017
  • Critical Man versus Power Politics? Reevaluating Morgenthau’s Legacy for Critical International Relations Theory and Practice (most recently presented at ISA Annual Convention, February 2017)
  • Making Gramsci Safe for International Relations: “Borrowed Knowledge,” Transformismo, and the New “Neo-Gramscians”