I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. My research interests include statistical methods, law, and race and ethnic politics, and I'm currently at work looking at the relationship between race and ethnicity and judicial decision making in the federal courts. I was awarded the 2012 Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, given by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. In addition, in June of 2010, Jennifer Hochschild and I were awarded a grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the relationship between genetics, race, and public policy.
Here at the University of Rochester, I’m an affiliate of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. I'm also an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. I hold a Ph.D. from the Harvard Department of Government, an A.M. in Statistics from the Harvard Department of Statistics, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an A.B. degree in economics from Harvard College.