I research politics, policy, immigration, and security. I come from a broad politics and public policy background.
I'm currently at the University of Lincoln, where I am lecturer in international politics. On the Seeing Illegal Immigrants project, I am researching the way the British state has "seen" illegal immigration. In 2016, I earned my PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, where I also earned my master's degree as a Fulbright Scholar.
I've worked with think tank and non-profit groups in Arizona to draft analyses and white papers. At Lincoln, I teach undergraduate and masters-level courses in international relations.
Further back, I was a political speechwriter -- I worked in the Arizona Governor's Office, and as a political appointee, I served as speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration.
You can also take a look my University of Edinburgh staff page.