Facts and Figures
PhD Student in Political Science: Indiana University, August 2013-Present
M.A. Asia Pacific Policy Studies: University of British Columbia, 2012.
B.A. with Honors, International Relations, minor in Gender Studies: University of Southern California, 2011
Department of Political Science
Indiana University, Bloomington
Areas of Interest
Territorial Autonomy and Ethno-Federalism
Comparative studies of various forms of minority/regional autonomy. My dissertation explores the potential and limitations of territorial autonomy/ethno-federalism as a conflict resolution in Northeast India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, paying specific attention to the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-Zomi speaking peoples.
Over 16 months of field research in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Experienced in Mongolian policy analysis, domestic and foreign policy.
Small State Foreign Policy and Security
Beyond Mongolia, I am knowledgable on the foreign policies of many Asian states and regions. Particularly interested in how small states balance the influence of larger powers to meet their own goals.
Comparative Historical Analysis
Geospatial Analysis (in QGIS)