I study voting and voting rights, race, ethnicity, immigration policy, and the criminal justice system. My work uses large datasets to measure individual-level experiences, and to shed light on people's everyday interactions with government.
My dissertation investigates how potential voters react to experiences with punitive government policies, such as incarceration and immigration enforcement. In other projects, my co-authors and I have examined how local election officials treat constituents of different ethnicities, how media shapes public conversations, and how citizens react to rising economic inequality. My research has appeared in the American Political Science Review.
I am a graduate student in the Government department and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (at Harvard's Kennedy School). I will spend the 2015-2016 academic year completing my dissertation at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.