About Me

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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. My fields of study are International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research and teaching interests include US foreign policy, international political economy, and the political economy of climate change.

Currently, my major research projects include analyzing the effect of US national identity on US foreign policy decision-making, including economic aid, military assistance, bilateral and defense cooperation agreements. I am also studying how fear of Islam may impact the foreign policy preferences of the US public. With respect to comparative politics, I am researching the material and ideational domestic political determinants of legislation meant to address climate change.