Professor and Director, International Political Economy
BA, MA, PhD, University of Toulouse, 2001, 2002, 2007
I teach international political economy courses on international trade and finance, NGOs, China, and wine. During the first part of my career at Puget Sound, I built on my PhD research about NGOs and development. Since 2013, I developed a new research agenda on the political economy of wine in China, with my wife Cynthia Howson, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma. Our first book, "Adventures on the China Wine Trail: How Farmers, Local Governments, Teachers, and Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the Wine World" (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, February 2020) won Gourmand International's "Best in the World" award in the Wine and Beer Tourism category.
For updates on my wine research with Cynthia Howson, see our wine blog, Traveling Wine Profs.