I am a scholar of international politics, political theory and the politics of media–or as I now say: strategy, struggle and spectacle. Originally from Glenwood Springs, Colorado and a former resident of Oregon, I am as much at home in the outdoors as I am in the classroom or the library. In the process of getting my Ph.D., I taught courses at University of Denver, University of Colorado and Colorado State University. My current primary academic position is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at Hendrix College in central Arkansas. The courses I’ve taught include international politics, international security, U.S. foreign policy, history of political thought, contemporary political theory and a handful of interdisciplinary courses that combine global politics, international political economy and media studies. My book American Empire and the Arsenal of Entertainment was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. My current project seeks to re-conceptualize information and entertainment disseminated by both state and non-state actors through advanced communications platforms as a form of power in international politics.