About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in American politics and methodology. My broad research interests include public opinion, political psychology, ideology, and the politics of identity. My dissertation focuses on the relationship between social identities and core values, as well as their joint impact on intergroup conflict, coalition building, and perceptions of representation.

In addition, I have several other ongoing research projects. Topics include stereotypes of political party supporters and their connection to partisan polarization, the role of interest groups in the formation and maintenance of social identities, and graduate-level instruction in the American politics field.