I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston University specializing in  the study of political economy of security. My book How States Pay for Wars (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016) won the 2017 American Political Science Association Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics. My other works can be found in Conflict Management and Peace ScienceEuropean Journal of International Relations, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies, as well as Foreign Affairs, Texas National Security Review, and War on the Rocks.

I am currently a non-resident fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at Marine Corps University. 

From 2021-2022, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at University of Texas Austin.

I am also affiliated with the Costs of War Project.

In addition to my academic research, I am committed to promoting the study of political economy of national security. I am the founder and Co-Director of Boston University’s Project for the Political Economy of Security. Join our mailing list here!

I teach classes in International Relations, emphasizing national security. My courses explore the politics of paying for defense, international conflict, nuclear security (with support from The Stanton Foundation), the relationship between war and society, and a variety of other issues in the field of International Relations.