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. 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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