About Me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor and a Quantitative Policy Analysis Postdoctoral Fellow in the Politics Department at Oberlin College. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in 2019.

My broad research interests include public opinion, political psychology, ideology, and the politics of identity. My primary research agenda focuses on the relationship between people’s social identities and their core values, as well as the impact of both phenomena on intergroup conflict, coalition building, and perceptions of democratic representation.

I have several other ongoing research projects. Topics include the public’s mental images of political party supporters and the effects of those stereotypes on partisan polarization; the role of interest groups in the formation and maintenance of social identities, which in turn influence individuals’ policy preferences and behavior; and pedagogy in the field of American politics.