Assistant Professor



I teach classes on international security, US foreign policy, and International Relations theory, and I am available to advise students (both graduate and undergraduate) on these topics and more. Most of my research focuses on overseas military bases and US foreign relations in the "Indo-Pacific" region, especially US-China relations. I also have an interest in British and European politics.

I am from Wigan in the Northwest of England, and came to Fort Collins via Edinburgh (Scotland), Vancouver (Canada), London (England), Austin (Texas), and Richmond (Indiana). My favorite band is Oasis. My favorite films are Withnail and I and 24 Hour Party People. I don't like Halloween, films about comic book heroes, mowing the lawn, or raking leaves. I love teaching and helping students plan for their futures. I'm lucky to have the best job in the world.

If you're a former student, I would love to get an update from you. There are no circumstances under which I'd be disappointed to see your name in my email inbox. If you're a prospective student, I'd be thrilled to hear from you, too.


My work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as African AffairsAnthropology TodayAsian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Critical Military Studies, Environmental Policy and LawInternational AffairsInternational Journal, International Political Sociology, International Politics, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Marine Policy, National InterestPolitical QuarterlyPolitical Science QuarterlyPS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies.
I've also written for a number of news outlets and think tanks, including the British American Security Information Council, Canadian International Council, The Diplomat, New Statesman, and World Politics Review. My work has been reprinted by outlets such as NewsweekSalon, and US News and World Report.

I am a regular feature contributor to the National Interest and RealClearPublicAffairs.