I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. I specialize in American politics and political methodology. My research broadly focuses on understanding and explaining political power in the U.S. It engages with interest groups and political parties, social identity and political ideology, the U.S. presidency, inequality and representation, and American political development.
My dissertation uses the case of the National Rifle Association to identify and explain a previously underappreciated source of interest group power. In addition to my dissertation, I am currently working on several other projects, including a long-term study that examines the political preferences and behavior of U.S. billionaires.