I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research interests include International Relations theory, Middle East politics, nationalism and religion, migration and diaspora politics, and critical security studies. While my research is diverse, it is linked by a thematic focus on identity politics across borders. In particular, I seek to understand the relationship between international politics and identities at the national, transnational, and global levels.
My work has appeared in the European Journal of International Relations, in Political Geography, and in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. I am currently working on a book project examining how security and foreign policy considerations lead states to engage in extra-territorial nation-building.