I am currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. In August 2019, I will join the faculty at The University of Mississippi, Department of Political Science. My research focuses on sovereign debt, international financial institutions, and foreign aid. In my dissertation I develop and test a bargaining theory of public position taking in sovereign debt restructuring negotiations that explains variation in negotiation tactics, creditor haircuts, and political outcomes. I am also enthusiastic about teaching and applying evidence-based teaching techniques in support of an engaged and inclusive classroom. My work on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been published in several pedagogical journals.

I proudly hold a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

Please feel free to contact me at lferry@ucsd.edu.