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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 Google DeepMind working on the Long-term Strategy and Governance team and a Senior Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Governance of AI in Oxford. I am also an Assistant Professor of International Relations at UC Santa Barbara (on leave 2022-23).

My recent book, The Suffragist Peace: How Women Shape the Politics of War, is available now with Oxford University Press.  My first book, The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status  in World Politics, was published by Cornell University Press in 2020. My research has also addressed foreign policy and public opinion, nationalism and war.  

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

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