I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. I study crisis escalation, coercive diplomacy, and nuclear security, with a regional focus on China, the Korean peninsula, and the Asia-Pacific. My book project, Playing with Fire: Provocation, Crisis Escalation, and Inadvertent War, explains the escalatory dangers of provocation in international crises.
Previously, I was a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University, and a B.Sc. in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics.