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I am an assistant professor at IE University in Spain. My research mainly examines how sports influence world politics. I am particularly interested in whether international sports encourage peace between countries, how dictators exploit international sporting events for political gain, and whether banning certain countries from international sports can compel them to change their behavior.

I also recently created a classroom game that uses challenges in space and cyber affairs to teach students important lessons about game theory and social constructivism. The game could be used in courses about international relations, game theory, strategy, negotiation, or many other topics.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley in 2016. Prior to graduate school, I attended the University of Notre Dame, where I studied political science and Arabic. I also held postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth (2017-2018) and the University of Southern California (2016-2017). 


Mailing Address:

IE University

School of Politics, Economics, and Global Affairs

Calle Cardenal Zuñiga, 12

Office 347
Segovia, Spain​ 40003



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