I graduated with an MA in International Relations from the American University in Paris and a BA in International Affairs from the University of South Florida. Currently I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the social and political sciences department. My master's thesis involved the progression of women's social movements in post-Mubarak Egypt. I've worked in Washington DC on race relations and women's rights issues. My interests and most of my writings are on cosmopolitanism; global civil society, power, and governance; contentious movements, especially transnational ones;the role of technology in international relations practice and theory; and human rights, with an emphasis on gender. My regional knowledge is mostly within the US, MENA, and Central Asia. My regional weaknesses include South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, though I'm always willing to learn more about these regions. I'm currently beginning my Arabic studies, and would like to perfect my French, so any help there is truly appreciated. I'm always in the mood for discussion or debate, but be warned I can be pretty passionate about certain points! Being some sort of liberal, cosmopolitan, secular humanist I guess does that to you :)
Rape Culture: 3 Reasons Most Men Are to Blame For Misogyny
Roza Otunbayeva and the Unheralded Kyrgyz “Silent Spring"
Giving Tunisia's New Islamist Leaders the Benefit of the Doubt
Tourism Could Use An Arab Spring Break
A Vote of Confidence For Saudi Women's Rights
The Fallacy of Sending Women to the "Back of the Bus"