Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010
I received my doctorate in Modern World History from Princeton University in 2010. I have a broad interest in both the structural and conceptual effects of global integration as traceable in the history of international institutions, multinational corporations and international political economy. I am currently working on a manuscript entitled Politics and Economies of Scale: Experiments in Global Management at the League of Nations. My current book project presents the League of Nations as a novel global institutional form. It shows how the League’s experimental efforts to coordinate the world’s political and economic life emerged within and effected significant transformations in the international system between 1919 and 1945. In addition to the book manuscript, I am pursuing research projects on how certain economic theories marked a response to wider shifts in the nature and functioning of the global economic system.
As a teacher, I am committed to helping both graduate and undergraduate students understand how using the world as a unit of analysis can illuminate aspects of even very local patterns, dynamics and shades of meaning which would otherwise be imperceptible. In addition to introductory and methodologically oriented world history courses, I teach courses such as the Twentieth Century World, The "Third World" in Global Perspective, and Studies in Globalization and World Order.
Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, October 2012 – July 2013, Cologne, Germany
“Reversing the Curse of Babel? International Language Movements and Inter-war Chasms” in Patrick Manning (ed.) World History Global and Local Interactions (Princeton, Markus Wiener Publishers, 2005), pp. 179-194.
Albert Gallatin Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva Switzerland 2006-2007.