My research and teaching activities cover the fields of Security Studies (with a current focus on counter-terrorism), Conflict Analysis, Military Sociology, Theories of Revolution, and Contentious Politics.
In addition, I support the development and maintenance of the Institute's international partnerships and provide editorial assistance for its international publications.
I received my BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle (2003); my MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (2004); and my PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent in Brussels (2010).
Recent publications include The Transition to National Armies in the Former Soviet Republics, 1988-2005 (Routledge, 2013), articles in in Armed Forces & Society (2014), Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (2014), European Security (2015, print edition 2016), and Security Studies (to appear in December 2016). I am also a contributor and named editorial collaborator for the volume Public Administration and the Modern State: Assessing trends and impact (Palgrave, 2014).
Previously, I have contributed policy relevant research to, inter alia, Project on National Security Reform (PNSR, USA), Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP, Munich/Germany), Euro-Atlantic Quarterly (Slovakia), and IHS Jane's (UK).