Welcome! I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. Previously, I was a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
My research focuses on American politics, public opinion, and political psychology. I am interested in how Americans' tribalism and cognitive biases contribute to a polarized environment and democratic dysfunction more generally. Some of my current projects focus on the causes and consequences of negative partisanship, partisan bias in information acquisition and retention, and political knowledge and misinformation.
In a previous life, I worked in political consulting and fundraising. My experience there continues to inform my research and teaching, in addition to my continued interest in public opinion polling and survey methodology.