She studies issues related to international security, foreign policy, and alliances. Her book project examines the foreign policy consequences of conventional weapons transfers, and argues that arms transfers are a form of political signaling. The project is based on extensive archival research andfieldworkat international weapons shows. Her research has been supported by the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, the APSA Political Networks Section, the Minnesota Department of Political Science, and the Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group. Her dissertation won the 2019 Kenneth Waltz Prize for Best Dissertation in International Security.
Discussant: Chris Colligan, PhD Student, Political Science