Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Government Department at Harvard University, where I’m also affiliated with the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies (CES), the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), and the Weatherhead Center’s Canada Program.
Research-wise, I am broadly interested in the electoral politics of advanced industrialized democracies, with an increasingly historical bent. Topics I've written on and plan to research further include: the origins and evolutions of party systems, the effects of electoral rules on party and legislative behaviour, the sources of vote choice, and the structure and content of left/right disagreement. My dissertation, still in early stages, will fall somewhere at the intersection of these four topics. I also maintain a strong personal interest in housing politics and policy in cities (a common symptom of growing up near Vancouver, BC), though I haven't found a way to bring it into my research quite yet.
Prior to my doctoral work, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, followed by a Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Toronto, where I was a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellow. During this time, I co-authored work on Canadian political behaviour that is published and forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Political Science.