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I work on the governance of emerging technologies, with a focus on artificial intelligence. I am a Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind working on the Long-term Strategy and Governance team as well as a a Senior Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Governance of AI in Oxford and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at UC Santa Barbara (on leave 2022-23).

My past research addressed foreign policy and public opinion, nationalism and war. My first book, The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status  in World Politics, was published by Cornell University Press in 2020. My second book, The Suffragist Peace, on how women shape the politics of war, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. 

I received my BA in Neuroscience from Reed College and my PhD in Political Science from UCLA.