My research uses early U.S. relations with Native nations to speak to ongoing theoretical and policy debates in International Relations. I have presented research at various conferences and workshops, and my work has been supported by Georgetown’s Department of Government and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Notre Dame International Security Center, and the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. I defended my dissertation in August of 2020, and I am working to turn that project into a book in the near future.
- The Frontiers of American Grand Strategy: Settlers, Elites, and the Standing Army in America’s Indian Wars (available here)
- “Do Accidental Wars Happen? Evidence From America’s Indian Wars,” Journal of Global Security Studies (forthcoming). <https://doi.org/10.1093/jogss/ogaa030>
- (with Matthew E. Carnes) “Assessing an Undergraduate Curriculum: The Evolving Roles of Subfields, Methods, Ethics, and Writing for Government Majors,” PS: Political Science and Politics 50, 1 (2018): 178-182. <https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096517001901>
Works under Review
- (with Tobias Lemke) “Doing Historical International Relations” – (introduction to a forum; received a conditional acceptance from the Cambridge Review of International Affairs in May 2021; latest draft available here).
- “Bringing (Inter)National History into ‘Introduction to International Relations’” – (received a conditional acceptance from Learning and Teaching in December 2020; latest draft available here).
- “Foreign or Domestic? Securitization and the Bureaucratic Politics of Indian Affairs” (part of a special issue on Indigenous politics; submitted in April 2021; latest draft available here).
Works in Progress
- “The Frontiers of U.S. Grand Strategy: Territorial Expansion in Principle and Practice″ (working paper available here).
- Pandemic Pedagogy: Teaching International Relations amid COVID-19 (editor and contributor, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan for a May 2021 delivery date).
- “Bringing Indigenous Experiences into the Political Science Classroom” (working paper available here).
- “Responding to Chinese ‘Whataboutism’: On Uyghur and Native Genocides,” The Diplomat (February 3, 2021). <https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/responding-to-chinese-whataboutism-on-uyghur-and-native-genocides/>.
- Review of A Post-Exceptionalist Perspective on Early American History: American Wests, Global Wests, and Indian Wars by Carroll P. Kakel III, American Indian Quarterly Vol. 44, No. 3 (2020). <https://muse.jhu.edu/article/765458>.
- Review of Only the Dead: The Persistence of War in the Modern Age by Bear F. Braumoeller, Law and Liberty Online (March 19, 2020). <https://lawliberty.org/book-review/have-we-seen-the-end-of-war/>
- “Bringing Indigenous Experiences into International Relations,” guest blog post, The Duck of Minerva (September 12, 2019). <https://duckofminerva.com/2019/09/bringing-indigenous-experiences-into-international-relations.html>
- Review of Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security by Michael C. Desch, The Online Library of Law and Liberty (June 24, 2019). <https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/policy-relevance-and-the-professoriate-michael-desch-review/>
- “Syria, Afghanistan, and the Lessons of the Indian Wars,” op-ed, Indian Country Today (February 11, 2019). <https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/opinion/syria-afghanistan-and-the-lessons-of-the-indian-wars-gWdzDnRGwkmO7hRMegTJng/>
- Review of American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy by Paul D. Miller, The Online Library of Law and Liberty (July 10, 2018). <https://www.lawliberty.org/tag/american-power-and-liberal-order/>
- (with Ariya Hagh and Laila Wahedi) “Revisiting Trump’s Challenges to Doctoral Students: A Round of Trump Bingo,” guest blog post, The Duck of Minerva, March 8, 2017. <http://duckofminerva.com/2017/03/revisiting-trumps-challenges-to-doctoral-students-a-round-of-trump-bingo.html>
- (with Ariya Hagh and Laila Wahedi) “Being a Doctoral Student in the Time of Trump: Six Challenges,” guest blog post, The Duck of Minerva, December 6, 2016. <http://duckofminerva.com/2016/12/sixchallenges.html>
- Review of Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium by Randall Schweller, War on the Rocks, June 4, 2014. <https://warontherocks.com/2014/06/the-end-of-ir-theory-as-we-know-it-again/>
- Review of Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East by Graham E. Fuller, Insight Turkey 16, No. 3 (2014): 225-226. <https://search.proquest.com/openview/9667aae427e62f16927f774a5d3b820a/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=54734>
- “The Soldier and the Turkish State: Toward a General Theory of Civil-Military Relations,” Perceptions 19, No. 2 (2014): 139-158. <http://sam.gov.tr/perceptions-summer-2014/>