I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in American politics and quantitative methods. In my research, I am interested in public opinion, public policy, the macro polity, race and inequality. My dissertation, People Like Us? American Preferences for Bigger Government, is supported by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Throughout 2019, I conducted dissertation fieldwork in several American states, including South Carolina and West Virginia. My fifth academic year (2019-20) in the doctoral program is supported by UNC's Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Jim Stimson and I have co-authored Converging on Truth: A Dynamic Perspective on Factual Debates in American Public Opinion, at Cambridge University Press Elements Series. I earned my BA in Political Science from Clemson University in 2015 and my MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017.
For a copy of my CV: cv.pdf