I am a political scientist specializing in the areas of American electoral politics, institutions, and political behavior. Broadly, I study the ways in which distinctive features of the American electoral system shape participation at the group and individual level. In August 2013, I will begin work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington.
Through my doctoral program, I am affiliated with both the Harvard University Department of Government and the Harvard Kennedy School joint Ph.D. program in Social Policy. I am a Doctoral Fellow with the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, and I am also affiliated with Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Center for Geographic Analysis.
Much of my recent work focuses on the interplay between race and party as determinants of participation in congressional elections, finding differential effects depending on the stage of the electoral process one examines. More details about my current and past research, including my CV and recent published and working papers, may be found by using the links above.