American Politics and Methodology
Ph.D. Student, Political Science, Northwestern University
B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Florida State University
I'm a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, where I study American politics and quantitative research methodology. During academic year 2012-2013, I’m a Graduate Fellow at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. Before starting graduate school, I received my undergraduate degree in political science and sociology from Florida State University (2010) and worked at FSU’s study center in Valencia, Spain (2011).
My research investigates the extent to which ordinary citizens are able to understand and participate meaningfully in democratic politics. I’m especially interested in the relationship between political context (e.g., information environment, polarization) and individual political behavior. These substantive interests inform my methodological work in causal inference, experimental design, and statistical methods.