I am a political scientist and an Associate Professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (on leave, Spring 2018). My research interests include statistical methods, law, political economy, and race and ethnic politics. I write on issues involving the political economy of race relations, the American legal system, and law and politics. My research has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, National Public Radio, and other outlets.
I received my PhD in 2012 from the Harvard Department of Government and my AM degree in 2011 from the Harvard Department of Statistics. I also hold a JD from Stanford Law School and an AB degree in Economics from Harvard College. At Harvard, I am an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.