I am an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK. I have held fellowships and visiting posts at George Washington University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Tübingen.
Interested in the relationship between ethics, politics, and law in contemporary global affairs, my work looks at international order and global governance in theory and practice. I explore how international law shapes, and is shaped by, changing ideas and patterns of global order, and how these changes affect the constitution and morality of global governance, with a specific focus on decoloniality, ethical diversity, and practices of inclusion and exclusion.
I have published on international norms and institutions, pluralism and global order, and the normative foundations of international law in journals such as International Theory, Review of International Studies, and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Beyond academia, I have been a regular contributor to various blogs and media outlets, including The Conversation, Just Security, Zeit Online, and The Washington Post (The Monkey Cage blog)
My work has been funded by the British Academy and the Open Society Foundation, and I am the recipient of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) International Law Section’s Best Paper Award. My PhD thesis on normative hierarchy in international society has been shortlisted for the BISA Michael Nicholson Prize.
In addition to various departmental roles (Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, MA IR programme director, ethics committee liaison), I currently serve as the ISA’s English School section programme chair.