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I am an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University.
My research focuses on the connections between nationalism, political development, and security, with a focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union, and has been published in Problems of Post-Communism and Russian Politics.
In 2023 I completed my PhD at the George Washington University, where my dissertation research engaged in a comparative, cross-case study of Russia’s 21 ethnic republics to unpack the historical and elite origins of identities at the subnational level. This project has been supported by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
I have also developed and taught a range of courses at both The George Washington University and Sciences Po, ranging from international relations to identity politics and modern Russian politics.
Beyond research and teaching, I have contributed to The Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), Riddle.Russia, and have been a fellow for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia.