I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. My research and teaching concerns the ways in which economic and social globalization affects human rights, conflict, and environmental outcomes.
I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations program. Before joining UAlbany, I was an Assistant Professor in the Government Department at Dartmouth College.
I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. As an undergraduate I studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. After graduating with a BA (Hons.) in 1998, I trained as a chartered accountant within the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Energy division of KPMG London.
I live in the town of Delmar, NY with my wife Claire, our two children, and Penny (see below).