Research

My research focuses on international and comparative political economy and up to this points has focused on responses to financial crises, the politics of financial crisis, and the politics of economic adjustment. In addition to my interests in political economy, I have become more interested in how European countries and the EU are navigating their relationships with the US and China as competition between the US and China intensifies.

Currently, I am working on my dissertation, titled The Good Student, the Bad Student, and the Celtic Tiger: National Identity and Responses to the Troika in Europe, which I will defend on May 21, 2021.

I am also working on an article that details Portugal’s response to its Troika program. This article uses data from my dissertation and argues that Portugal’s responses to its Troika program were influenced by its national identity, which was transformed in its post-revolution period. In the medium-term, I plan on publishing my dissertation as a book. Finally, I am in the process of developing a research project with Professor Jessica Neafie at Nazarbayev University, where we will be using a geo-economic lens to explore the geo-political strategies of European countries and the European Union as they have become caught up in the great power competition between the US and China.