Welcome! I am Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University. Before joining Wesleyan, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2020. In Fall 2022, I will be joining the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science as Assistant Professor.
I study how international institutions affect domestic coalitions. My book project, Issue Linkage and the Logic of Hybrid Coalitions: Linking Trade and Environmental Protection, examines how environmental international institutions make trade deals politically feasible by making environmental provisions in trade deals look credible to the eyes of environmental activists in developed democracies. The project was funded by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for European Studies at Harvard. My articles appeared in Review of International Political Economy and New Political Economy.
My CV (last updated in June 2022) is available here.
Contact: blee03 [at] wesleyan.edu
Address: 37 Broad street, Middletown CT 06457