I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I received my PhD from the Department of Politics at New York University in 2017.

My research focuses on Identity Politics, with an emphasis on understanding the psychological mechanisms driving both voter and elite behavior. Using experimental, survey and text-as data, I explore the democratic implications of identities, such as gender, ethnicity and class.

Broadly speaking, I try to better understand how historical marginalization along identity lines affects political behavior and attitudes. In an article published in The Journal of Politics, I demonstrate how descriptive representation along racial and gender lines affects political efficacy. In other work, I study the way that identities affect other important political and economic outcomes, such as ethnic conflict, labor market participation, the dynamics of policymaking, and vote-choice.

I teach Political Psychology, both an undergraduate and a PhD seminar. I also teach an undergraduate seminar on Identity in American Politics, and an advanced PhD methods course on Causal Inference.