I am an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas.

I study the politics of finance and development. My book, “Raise the Debt: How Developing Countries Choose Their Creditors” (Oxford University Press) studies why some developing countries accept loans from the Chinese government, while others reject them. My work has appeared in The British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, World Development, Review of International Political Economy, and elsewhere. I received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

In addition to my research, I have won awards for teaching excellence at the departmental, college, and university level.

My CV is available here.