M.A., University of Edinburgh; M.Sc., London School of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Assistant Professor of Political Science
International political economy with a focus on global governance, the politics of international finance and central banking
Hello, I am an incoming Assistant Professor in Political Science at Wellesley College. My research specialises in international political economy with a focus on global governance, the politics of international finance and central banking. My dissertation explains why central banks choose to arrange and use swap lines in some crises and not others. I explore this question from a comparative historical perspective, tracing the use of bilateral central bank swaps from the interwar 1920s to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Some of my work is published in the Review of International Political Economy. My writing has also appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.
My research has been funded by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Social Science Research Council, the Cornell University Graduate School and the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Wellesley, I received my PhD in Government from Cornell University in 2021 and was a Global Political Economy Project (GPEP) Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University in 2020-2021. Before that, I worked as a researcher at The Bretton Woods Project, in London. I have an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an (undergraduate) MA in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.