I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. I received my PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I study American politics, with a focus on democratic representation, local politics, and research methods. My research is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Election Law Journal, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and has been featured in news media outlets including the Boston Globe and the Monkey Cage blog.