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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.  I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2013, and was a 2012-2013 National Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

I specialize in American politics and public policy, with particular interests in public opinion, polarization, and political history.  My book project examines the organizational roots of contemporary party polarization, which date back to the New Deal.  My other work examines public attitudes on key policy issues, their evolution over time, and their relationship to political outcomes.