I am  a PhD Candidate at the University of South Carolina with the first field in International Relations and second field in Comparative Politics. In terms of research interests, I have been researching soft power, more specifically the various soft power instruments including sports, culture and education.

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 for my conceptual and operation approach of measuring soft power.