About

Curriculum Vitae

I am a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University, a graduate affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and a 2015-2016 fellow at the Center for American Political Studies.  I specialize in causal inference and field experiments,  spatial/geographic analysis, and "Big Data", tools with which I study the consequences of context on political and civic behavior.  

My dissertation project examines the extent to which voters' exposure to inequality and poverty changes their political preferences.  Through a series of empirical studies that utilize experimental and quasi-experimental methods, I leverage variation in exposure that stems from physical space, geography, and context to explore these issues.  My work is supported by IQSS, CAPS, and by grants from the Boston Area Research Initiative and the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.

Part of my dissertation has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and some of my other work has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Beginning in July 2017 I will join the faculty at the University of California, Merced as an assistant professor of Political Science.