“Take your trash (and your bases) with you when you leave the beach.” (Henoko, Okinawa, Japan)

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York. I study comparative politics and international relations, with a regional focus on East Asia. My dissertation project examines the interplay of social movement framing and political opportunity structures in the context of anti-US-military movements in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.

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Prior to coming to Albany, I received my BA in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and my MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service. For information about me, my research, and my teaching, please have a look around my site!