I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia studying American and Comparative Politics. I am a graduate of both the University of Texas at Austin and American University who has previously worked on Capitol Hill and as a research assistant at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
M.A., American University 2011, Political Science
B.A., University of Texas at Austin 2009, Government
My research covers a wide range of topics in American Politics; specifically campaigns and elections, Congress, political parties, and race and politics. My research primarily focuses on voter’s evaluations of candidates, the role of political parties in campaigns, political rhetoric, minority candidates and voters, candidate debates, and polarization in Congress. My other research interests focus on the role of parties and elections in Comparative Politics.