I am  a PhD Candidate at the University of South Carolina with the first field of International Relations and second field of Comparative Politics. In terms of research interests, I have been researching soft power, more specifically the influence of societies’ social trust on countries’ soft power use.

In Comparative Politics my focus has been the democratization of former communist states including Hungary and Russia.

In 2018 I received an APSA travel grant and I was nominated for IPSA’s Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by a New Scholar.