I am a PhD Candidate in Government at Harvard University studying political behavior in American politics. In particular, I am interested in how political geography and group identity structure political behavior. My dissertation investigates the behavioral consequences of geographic partisan polarization: how living in increasingly homogeneous partisan neighborhoods makes voters more politically engaged, but also more partisan.
Resisting Broken Windows: The Effect of Neighborhood Disorder on Political Behavior. (with Michael Zoorob). Conditionally Accepted at Political Behavior. (Supporting Information; Replication Data).
Weakening Strong Black Political Empowerment: Implications from Atlanta’s 2009 Mayoral Election. 2014. (with Michael Leo Owens). Journal of Urban Affairs, 36:4, 663-681.
The Measurement of Partisan Sorting for 180 Million Voters. (with Ryan Enos). Invited to Revise and Resubmit at Nature Human Behaviour. (Supporting Information).
Cross-ethnic Exposure Predicts Political Behavior Seven Decades Later: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data. (with Ryan Enos, James Feigenbaum, and Shom Mazumder). Under Review. (Supporting Information).
Locked Out of College: When Admissions Bureaucrats Do and Do Not Discriminate. (with Hanno Hilbig). Invited to Revise and Resubmit at the British Journal of Political Science.
The Obama Effect? Race, First-time Voting, and Future Participation. (Supporting Information).