Welcome! I earned my Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University in the spring of 2017. This fall, I’ll be joining the Political Science Department at Skidmore College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Politics. My research is situated at the intersection of state and local electoral institutions, campaigns, political participation, and American Political Development. I use qualitative archival data on election laws and campaign strategy, quantitative data on campaign finance, and survey experiments to study how the responses of political actors to election laws can have unintended consequences for American political behavior and institutions.
I am originally from Northern Lower Michigan (Leelanau County!) but have lived in Chicago for over 10 years. Prior to studying at Northwestern, I worked at the Chicago Federation of Labor Worker Assistance Committee and studied at DePaul University (BA in Political Science and Islamic World Studies).