I am an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University. I work on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. I specialize in the foreign policies of rising powers, India and China. My book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China, argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of India and China even today.

Before joining BU, I completed my PhD at Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University. My work has been supported by grants from the East-West Center, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the South Asia Initiative, the Fairbank Center, the Woodrow Wilson School and, the US Department of Education.

I am on leave from Boston University until September 2014 and I am currently a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.