I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. My research has been published in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, and Legislative Studies Quarterly, among others.
I study American political behavior and institutions. My dissertation explores the fundmamental political question of “who gets what” from government, why, and how it matters. In a series of empirical papers, I link data on federal block grant allocations, New Deal-era economic relief spending, 311 city services, and hurricane disaster relief aid with election returns, voter registration files, and demographic data. Combined, I offer new evidence on the reciprocal relationship between policy and politics. Other research focuses on voter turnout, as well as candidate, campaign, and contextual effects on mass political behavior.
I am on the academic job market in 2020-2021.