About 

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I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I also hold affiliate faculty positions at the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.

I was previously an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and an affiliate in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from 2005 to 2018.

I held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York University School of Law, as well as postdoctoral and predoctoral appointments at Stanford University, and Harvard University, respectively.

I hold a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a BA in Political Science and Gender Studies from Bryn Mawr College.

You can learn more about my background and research by visiting the relevant links on this website, as also on my UMN, Academia, and ResearchGate pages.