Associate Professor of Political Science



I am an Associate Professor and the Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Chair in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW, I run the Experimental Politics Workshop and teach courses on Political Psychology, International Relations and research methods.  

I completed my Ph.D. (2012) in the Department of Government at Harvard University.  My research interests are in the psychology of judgment and decision-making in foreign policy, and more broadly, in international security and experimental methods. 

My book, Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in International Politics, was published in May 2017 by Princeton University Press and was awarded the 2017 Lepgold Prize from the Mortara Center at Georgetown University and the 2019 “Best Book Award” from the International Studies Association. It has been reviewed in Political Science Quarterly, Political Psychology and the been the subject of an H-DIPLO/ISSF roundtable.