I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Previously, I was a Predoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. I am broadly interested in international relations and political methodology

My book project, Ideology and International Conflict, explores why states with opposing political systems so often find themselves at odds over each other's regimes - even when leaders themselves lack strong normative commitments to promoting their ideology abroad. You can find my job market paper, which is adapted from my book project, here.

In other research, I leverage advances in political methodology to shed new light on enduring questions in international politics, with a particular emphasis on experimental tests of formal models and the use of machine learning techniques to process and analyze political texts. My work has been published in the Journal of Politics and International Studies Perspectives

I received my PhD in Political Science in 2020 from Stanford University, where I was a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow--one of the University's highest distinctions awarded to doctoral students for outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and academic leadership. 

As a first-generation college student, I have benefited greatly from the help of mentors, colleagues, and other members of my community. I strongly believe in paying it forward. If you have questions about pursuing your interests in international relations or political science more broadly, please feel free to reach out. 

Email: lhundley@stanford.edu