Welcome to my webpage!

I am a Trice Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW, I run the Experimental Politics Workshop

I completed my Ph.D. (2012) in the Department of Government at Harvard University.  My research interests are in the psychology of judgment and decision-making in foreign policy, and more broadly, in international security and experimental methods.

My book, Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in International Politics, was published in May 2017 by Princeton University Press.

A view of Bascom Hill from 1885



  1. -Leader Influence and Reputation Formation in International Politics (American Journal of Political Science)

  2. -Emotions and the Micro-Foundations of Commitment Problems in International Politics (International Organization)

  3. -Testosterone, Cortisol and Status Attainment (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology)

  4. -Status Deficits and War (International Organization)

  5. -Losing Face and Sinking Costs (International Organization)

  6. -Physiological Arousal and Political Beliefs (Political Psychology)

  7. -Reputation and Status as Motives for War (Annual Review of Political Science)