Welcome! I am a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages, & International Studies at the University of Bath. Before joining Bath, I was a College Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a Research Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School. I have a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, an MSc in Comparative Politics (Europe) from the LSE, and an AB in Government from Dartmouth College.
My research interests include gender and politics, political representation, and political parties, with a regional concentration in Western Europe. My book, Making Gender Salient: From Gender Quota Laws to Policy, was published in June of 2022 as part of Cambridge University Press' Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics series. My research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, European Political Science Review, and Political Behavior.
My project on "The Political Consequences of the Mental Load" is the recipient of the 2020 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. This survey-based research also aims to investigate how the pandemic has furthered existing gender gaps in cognitive household labor. You can read a working paper under publications / research.
My article, "Why Are Gender Quota Laws Adopted by Men? The Role of Inter- and Intraparty Competition", is the recipient of the 2018 Pi Sigma Alpha / Franklin L. Burdette Prize for the best paper presented at the previous year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association, and the 2018 Sage Award for the best paper developing or applying qualitative methods presented at the previous year's meeting from the APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section. You can read a short article about the research from Maclean's here.
My Google Scholar page is here.