I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2011, and before that earned a B.A. (Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington in my native New Zealand. Before coming to NYU, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University (2014-15), an Assistant Professor at Australian National University (2012-14) in Canberra, Australia, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University (2011-12).
My research focuses on Japanese politics and foreign security policy. I am also interested in applications of quantitative text analysis in political science. I am the author of the forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan: From Pork to Foreign Policy. Articles have been published or are forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Politics and Policy, Japan Forum, and Political Science.