I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Suffolk University. I received my Ph.D. at the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2014. My curriculum vitae can be downloaded here.
My primary interests are elections, campaigns, parties, and representation with a secondary specialization in education policy. My research falls mostly within the field of American Politics but, at times, crosses over to Comparative Politics. My current project studies the impact of political TV advertising on voter turnout and vote choice in the post-Citizens United era. Other recent and ongoing papers focus on how the strategic behavior of parties and quality challengers contribute to the incumbency advantage, the effect of electoral institutions on partisan voting, and the impact of campaign finance on the polarization of legislatures. My research has been published in Legislative Studies Quarterly.
I am a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a visiting scholar at the Juan March Institute.