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.
Before beginning my doctoral studies, I worked four years 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 an internship 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.