I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and, during the 2018-2019 academic year, a National Fellow at the University of Virginia's Jefferson Scholars Foundation (formerly the Miller Center National Fellowship).
Beginning in summer 2019, I’ll be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University.
I specialize in American politics and methodology. My work is broadly focused on understanding and explaining political power in the U.S, engaging with interest groups and political parties, social identity and political ideology, 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 the co-author (with Benjamin Page and Jason Seawright) of Billionaires and Stealth Politics, a book that details the political preferences and behavior of U.S. billionaires.