I joined the Department of Politics and International Studies in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor in New Rising World Powers. I am also an Affiliated Professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. I previously taught at the University of Reading, CIDE, and American University’s School of International Service, where I completed my doctorate in 2013.
My research primarily focuses on U.S.-Latin American relations and the dynamics of asymmetry in IR, as well as topics related to emerging powers, Latin American politics, North America, and small states and middle powers. My first book, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence, was published in late 2015 by Cambridge University Press and was named one of the best books of 2016 by Foreign Affairs. It is now out in paperback. My articles have appeared in journals including International Security, International Studies Review, Latin American Research Review, Diplomatic History, and International Politics.
I have done fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and the United States, supported by grants from the Fulbright Program, Tinker Foundation, British Council, the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, and the Truman Library Institute. In August 2016, I was a visiting fellow at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and in Spring 2017 at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. I will be a 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile.
More information about publications and projects can be found on my publications page.
In 2017-2018, I will be directing the third-year modules “Latin America: Democratisation and Development” and “International Relations of the Americas” (PO396 and PO397). I will also direct the MA modules “Examining Rising World Powers” and “Comparing Rising World Powers” (PO9B7 and PO9A9). I was recently recognized as a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. In the past, I have taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels on U.S.-Latin American relations, U.S. foreign policy, Latin American politics, international organizations and global governance, International Relations theory (English and Spanish), and small states.