I teach classes on international security, US foreign policy, and International Relations theory, and I am available to advise students (both graduate and undergraduate) on these topics and more. Most of my research focuses on overseas military bases and US foreign relations in the Indo-Pacific region, especially US-China relations. I also have an interest in British and European politics.
I am from Wigan in the Northwest of England, and came to Fort Collins via Edinburgh (Scotland), Vancouver (Canada), London (England), Austin (Texas), and Richmond (Indiana). My favorite band is Oasis. My favorite films are Withnail and I, 24 Hour Party People, and Drop Dead Fred. I don't like Halloween, films about comic book heroes, mowing the lawn, or raking leaves. I love teaching and helping students plan for their futures. I'm lucky to have the best job in the world.
If you're a former student, I would love to get an update from you. There are no circumstances under which I'd be disappointed to see your name in my email inbox. If you're a prospective student, I'd be thrilled to hear from you, too.
I am the author of 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and nearly 200 additional articles, blogs, features, and reviews. My work has appeared in publications such as Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, International Affairs, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Review of International Studies.