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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 recently completed a year as a National Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Broadly, my research examines questions of democratic representation and identity politics.  My first book project, based on my dissertation, analyzes changes in the relationship between interest groups and political parties since the New Deal.  My other projects analyze the relationship between public opinion and different political outcomes, with a special emphasis on understanding the expansion and contraction of civil rights and citizenship.

At BU, I have taught courses on gender and politics, and the policymaking process.