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, particularly in the non-Western world. My current research project is on the nature of sovereignty in China during the Republican Era (1911–1949). I am also interested in Constructivist and English School international relations theory. You can download my CV here.
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 will be published in the Asian Journal of International Law and is available for free here.
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. I am a senior research fellow at the Judicial Power Project, hosted by Policy Exchange.
My work is funded by Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Royal Historical Society and the Moore Charitable Foundation.