ABOUT ME

I’m a Research Assistant Professor with the School of Law and a faculty affiliate with the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia.  I’m also a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on international relations and international law, including how domestic law and politics impact international institutions. I’m especially interested in the law and politics of migration, and the dynamics of treaty negotiation and formation. My work is published or forthcoming in law reviews such as the Michigan Law Review, American Journal of International LawLaw & Contemporary Problems, and Virginia Journal of International Law, and in several books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and others.

Before starting the Ph.D. program at Michigan, I taught courses in international law and federal courts at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Virginia School of Law.  During the summer of 2012, I served as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford.

I’ve served as a federal judicial clerk for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  I was also formerly a government enforcement litigation associate with the international law firm Skadden, Arps in Washington, DC, where I handled cases involving the World Bank, international corrupt practices investigations, and the constitutionality of pending federal and state legislation.  I received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and an LL.M. (focus in international law) from Georgetown University Law Center.