I am a PhD Candidate at Columbia University specializing in the politics of emerging technological arenas -- cyber, space, and AI -- and the possible implications for international law and stability. I am broadly interested in public / international law, US-China and US-Russia relations, technology and innovation, and security studies.
My dissertation research explores the relationship between technological change and political contests over the future of international legal regimes. I leverage a mixed-methods approach involving extensive archival research, game theory, and experimental methods to advance a new theory about why some technologies are more disruptive to equilibrium legal concepts than others, and what states do about it when this happens. My research in general traces the relationship between law and technology, especially in the realm of national security.
I am currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and will be a Resident Scholar at the Wilson Center - Kennan Institute in the fall of 2019. In the spring of 2020, I will return to China to conduct research at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs (Shanghai) on a Fulbright Scholarship.