I am a Lecturer in International Relations and the Director of Postgraduate Research at the Department for Politics and Cultural Studies at Swansea University, UK. I obtained a PhD from Durham University and 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 revolves around two, interconnected issues. First is the area of international relations theory, including international political theory, where I concentrate on pluralism, human diversity, and social order. Second is the politics and ethics of international law and institutions, where I focus on the normative dynamics of the laws of war and international criminal justice. I am currently working on a British Academy-funded project that looks at the contribution of hybrid international criminal courts to global justice.

I am the recipient of the ISA’s International Law Section’s Best Paper Award, and my PhD thesis on normative hierarchy in international society has been shortlisted for the BISA Michael Nicholson Prize. I am a regular contributor to various media outlets, including The Conversation, Just Security, and Die Zeit.