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My research centers on issues of international relations and international security. I study the effects of status, nationalism, gender and war. My work examines how humiliating events shape national identity and foreign policy, how gender and suffrage interact to affect war and peace and how public opinion affects foreign policy.  


My first book, The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics,  has been published at Cornell University Press. 

My second book, The Suffragist Peace, is on the effect of women voters on the likelihood of war and peace. 

I teach courses on psychology in international relations, nuclear weapons, territory and conflict and explanations for war and peace.