My research explores the politics of multilateral cooperation, particularly in the governance of weapons. My research interests focus on the intersection of international security and international institutions.
In my dissertation, I ask why actors pursue multilateral agreements to ban or regulate different weapons, and what goals such agreements serve. This research examines the purpose and outcomes of multilateral arms control agreements with leadership from different actors.
In other projects, I explore challenges to the US-led world order; why global governance takes particular forms for different issues; and the implications of reframing traditional security issues as humanitarian issues.