My research focuses on the history of American foreign relations, with an emphasis on the Middle East. My first book, Jimmy Carter and the Middle East: The Politics of Presidential Diplomacy, was published by Palgrave Macmillan. I have also begun work on new projects: a political history of the American media and the 1979-81 Iran Hostage Crisis, a biography of former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, and an analysis of journalists in the first Arab-Israeli War.
Previously a Teaching Fellow and a Visiting Research Fellow, and a Guest Teacher in the International History Department. I have also been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, worked as an LSE100 Teaching Fellow, and served as a Managing Editor for Cold War History. Prior to academia, I spent a decade in journalism, latterly as senior producer and London editorial manager for NBCNews.com.