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I am a college lecturer in Politics at Pembroke College, Oxford and a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Nuffield College, Oxford. My research broadly concerns the relationship between law and the international order in a historical perspective. My current research project is on the nature of sovereignty in China during the Republican Era (1911–1949).

My most recent paper, “Suzerainty, Semi-Sovereignty, and the Contested Creation of International Legal Hierarchies on China’s Borderlands”, received the 2020 Barbara W. Tuchman Prize for Best Paper in Historical International Relations by a Graduate Student from the International Studies Association. It is forthcoming in the Asian Journal of International Law.

I am also interested in public law and political history. My recent paper on the United Kingdom Supreme Court’s Miller II/Cherry judgment for Policy Exchange can be found here

My work is funded by Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Moore Charitable Foundation.