Brief pause

Taking a break for the dissertation!

Hi everyone,

As some of you may know (and many may not), I’ve been working on a doctorate in political science at the University at Albany, SUNY since 2016.

My dissertation is nearly complete, so I need to spend some time this week and all of next working on it to meet - I hope - the August deadline for my dissertation defense.

I study economic sanctions (which is a big part of my work), how countries use their economic power in their foreign policy (economic statecraft), and foreign policy more generally. I also study the European Union, European politics (Italy, especially), and North Korea.

Most of the academic work I do might not be of interest to general readers, but you can see some of my public scholarship here if you are interested in seeing what I do: