Research Agenda

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

  1. Transnational populism. My first research priority is conducting empirical work on the transnational characteristics of right-wing populism. I seek to contribute using IR theory and network analysis as unique points of entry to the populism literature.

  2. Relational methodology. I am interested in the push originating with Patrick Thaddeus Jackson and Daniel Nexon for a “relational turn” in IR. My views on this are grounded in the social network analysis tradition.

  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

  • 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”