I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics & Finance, both at Brown University. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in March 2019. During 2018-2019, I lectured at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Fellow in Public Policy and Administration.
My research is in comparative political economy, with a regional focus on Europe and the United States. My current book project, based on my dissertation, comparatively examines the historical political development of competition law in the European Union and antitrust in the United States, explaining why, in recent decades, European competition enforcement has become both more extensive and intensive. I have also completed research projects on trust in government, financial regulation, and European legalism.
My research or writing has been published in European Union Politics, Public Administration, Risk & Regulation, the Review of European and Russian Affairs, the WZB Mitteilungen and Social Europe. Earlier collaborative work on political negotiations has also been published in a collected volume by the Brookings Institution Press.
I have been a Visiting Research Fellow at the WZB Social Science Center in Berlin, the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies in Paris, the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels, and the Institute of European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My research has been supported by grants from the Center for European Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality & Social Policy, all at Harvard University, as well as the Tobin Project and the WZB Social Science Center.
Before beginning my doctoral studies, I spent four years working as an advocate for campaign finance reform in the state of North Carolina, helping lead a successful campaign to establish one of the nation's first campaign public financing programs for elected regulatory offices. I also completed a stagiaireship at the European Parliament and served as a short-term election observer in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and the Republic of Georgia for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
I have a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and African and Afro-American Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.