I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in American politics and quantitative methods. I apply theories of social psychology to understand American political attitudes and behavior.
Broadly, my work concerns the interface between politics and society. My dissertation focuses on the social consequences of partisan polarization. In addition to my dissertation, I am involved in ongoing research on partisan stereotypes, disagreement and conflict aversion, science communication and climate change beliefs, and the role of emotions in shaping attitudes toward economic inequality.