I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University and a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Hariri Institute for Computing. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 2014.
I study American political institutions, including Congress, the judiciary, electoral institutions, and local political institutions. I am particularly interested in how rules shape individual decision making and on the effects of political time on institutional outcomes. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. I am also a co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors.
My current research focuses on the returns to office for former politicians, local politics and institutions, and methods for analyzing redistricting plans and gerrymandering.
I teach courses on American politics and institutions (Introduction to American Politics, Congress and Its Critics, and Prohibition), and methodology (Formal Political Theory and Political Analysis).
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