My research re-examines power dynamics in International Relations, especially through the study of asymmetrical relationships. My primary empirical focus has been on the international relations of the Americas, often with an historical focus, based on extensive multinational archival research.
Much of my work explores how smaller states seek influence bilaterally and in their engagements with international order and institutions. Currently, I am undertaking a multifaceted project on Latin America’s interaction with and contributions to the institutions, norms, and practices of ‘liberal international order’, especially in the late nineteenth century and the immediate post-WWII period.
From September 2021-2025, I will be PI on the AHRC Standard Grant (Early Career Route, c. £250,000), ‘Latin America and the peripheral origins of nineteenth-century international order’.
- A Small State’s Guide to Influence in World Politics (OUP 2022)
- “Issue-Areas, Sovereignty Costs, and North Americans’ Attitudes Towards Regional Cooperation,” GSQ, 2022.
- “Republican Internationalism: The Nineteenth-century Roots of Latin American Contributions to International Order,” CRIA, 2021.
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“Academic freedom in Mexico,” Oxford LAC
“Covid-19, rising powers, and liberal international order,” Theodor-Heuss-Academy
“Latin America and the liberal international order,” University of Pennsylvania