Editorial Board


Shane Szarkowski, Editor-in-Chief
Shane researches and writes around the areas of international security, EU institutions and energy security. He is particularly interested in exploring how conceptions of identity impact narratives on sovereignty and intervention. Shane holds a PhD in International Relations from Oxford Brookes University, where he wrote on historical legacies of identity construction and their impacts on failed state policy in Afghanistan. Find him on twitter @ShaneSzarkowski

Cynthia Kao, Editor
Cynthia currently works in business development for an international development company. Her focus is on development topics in East Asia and she has written and edited policy- and project-related content for a variety of organizations. Her work has been published in online outlets such as The Diplomat, Huffington Post, Charged Affairs, and Dialogic, a civic engagement magazine. Cynthia holds a Master’s degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Ronmel Navas, Editor
Ronmel is currently writing a book on democracy and education. His specializations are in literature and Western cultural history. He is invested in historicizing the politics and aesthetics of representation under late modernity. You can connect with him on Twitter @ronmelnavas.

Anup Rao, Editor
Anup currently works as a policy staffer in the U.S. government. He holds an M.A. in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University, and a B.S. in neuroscience from UCLA. He specializes in Southeast Asian and East Asian international politics and has worked in intelligence, defense, and homeland security. You can connect with him on Twitter @AnupNRao.

Jamie Sheasley, Social Media Manager & Editor
Jamie is currently a researcher working in Democratic politics. Previously, she interned for the Obama Administration, U.S. Department of State, Wilson Center, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She holds a degree from American University in international relations with a specialization in U.S. foreign policy and European/Eurasian affairs. You can connect with her on twitter @jamiesheasley.