Welcome to my website. I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From August 2020, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.
My research focus on political representation and the behavior of political elites in established democracies, with a focus on causal inference. I am also interested in questions on women and politics, policy diffusion, and attitude formation. My dissertation explores the biases of elected officials when building their image of the electorate, and how those biases may be overcome. Previous work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Electoral Studies, and Political Research Quarterly, among others.
My research has been funded by APSA’s Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, the Foundation for Science and Technology, and the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation.
Sage Best Paper Award, APSA 2018. My paper “A Legacy of the Third Reich: Concentration Camps and Outgroup Tolerance” (joint work with Jonathan Homola and Margit Tavits) recently received the Sage Best Paper Award, for the best comparative politics paper presented at the 2018 APSA annual conference.