About Me

I received my Ph.D. in political science from the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2016. Since then, I have served as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

My research has been supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley. Before Berkeley, I attended Rice University, where I completed a BA in Psychology and Political Science.

Broadly, my research focuses on the transmission of information in media and electoral campaigns, the inferences voters make therefrom, and how this connection shapes politicians' behavior. Particularly, I am interested in how partisan stereotypes constrain perceptions of politicians' biographies and personality. I am also deeply interested in methodological issues related to attitude measurement, experimental design, survey methodology, and psychometrics.

My teaching and mentoring interests span a variety of related topics, including public opinion, Congress, the American presidency, political parties, campaigns and elections, research design, statistics, causal inference, political psychology, and election administration.

You can find a current PDF copy of my CV here.

If you have any questions, or would like copies of my working papers, replication archives, or instructional materials, please feel free to contact me.