Welcome! Let’s get to know each other.

The University of Michigan has provided me great opportunities to develop as an interdisciplinary scholar who blends methods and concepts from a range of social scientific disciplines to understand the world around us. Though the substantive questions that motivate my projects vary, each part of my research agenda is connected by a concern with the complexity of group identification and the role it plays in structuring attitudes and judgments in the context of American politics. For more information about my dissertation and other work with which I am currently engaged, please click above on the “Research” tab or download my CV.

When I’m not studying politics, I actually love real politics and have for a very long time. I grew up talking about politics on the front porch with my grandfather and enjoy spirited conversations about the issues of the day. I sometimes (frequently) fall asleep listening to Supreme Court oral arguments.

In a previous life, I traveled and gave a bunch of speeches before audiences of all types. These speeches mostly concerned issues of inequality and justice, topics that move and unsettle me still.

I look forward to getting to know you.