I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Stanford University. My primary research interests are in American politics — particularly political economy, political geography, and local politics. I received my B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Where Self-Interest Trumps Ideology: Liberal Homeowners and Local Opposition to Housing Development, with Clayton Nall. Accepted for publication at Journal of Politics.
- Podcast: The Science of Politics
Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes, with Ala’ Alrababa’h, Salma Mousa, and Alexandra Siegel.
- Selected media coverage: The Economist, The Times, Freakonomics Podcast, HuffPost, Vice, The Independent, Yahoo!, Bleacher Report, Fox News, Daily Mail, Sky News, Liverpool Echo (and another Echo article), Stanford Magazine, Al Jazeera (Arabic), Spiegel Online (German)
City Limits to Partisan Polarization in the American Public, with Amalie Jensen, Kenneth Scheve, and Matthew Slaughter.
- Media coverage: CityLab
The Structure of Political Choices: Distinguishing Between Constraint and Multidimensionality, with Matthew Tyler (Former title: “Ideological Constraint as Prediction: Model Validation for Ideal Point Estimation”).
Why Not Run? Assessing Disincentives to Office-Seeking, with Nathan Lee.
How Policymakers Evaluate Online versus Offline Constituent Messages, with Kaiping Chen and Nathan Lee.
I have served as a teaching assistant for several classes at Stanford, including two years TA’ing the quantitative methods sequence for political science Ph.D. students, as well an undergraduate courses in game theory and American political institutions. I'm happy to share teaching materials upon request.
- Graduate Political Methodology I: Regression (2016, 2017)
- Graduate Political Methodology II: Causal Inference (2017, 2018)
- Math Camp for Incoming Political Science Ph.D. Students (2016, 2017)
- What's Wrong with American Government? An Institutional Approach (2019)
- Thinking Strategically: Undergraduate Introduction to Game Theory (2017)