I am a doctoral candidate in the International Affairs, Science, and Technology Program at Georgia Tech. My research focuses on the causes and consequences of technological innovation, diffusion, and adoption.
My work has been published in International Studies Quarterly (forthcoming: accepted for publication), Science and Public Policy, Defense and Peace Economics, Journal of Contemporary China, Development in Practice, and Review of Policy Research.
My dissertation focuses on the determinants and diffusion of military technology innovation. I argue that a state’s threat environment and domestic innovation infrastructure determine its capacity to develop novel military technologies. This explanatory framework is used to guide a statistical investigation into state-level variation in military technology patenting incidence. I will defend the dissertation in the spring of 2018.