I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for the Study of American Politics and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Yale University.
I study the politics of descriptive and symbolic representation, the political economy of discrimination and segregation, and intergroup cooperation and conflict in racial politics.
My research employs a combination of experimental, applied econometric, and qualitative methods to investigate how social identities, institutional contexts, group processes, and information environments affect political decision-making, preference formation, and behavior in these domains.
My work is published or forthcoming at peer-reviewed outlets, including The Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Political Science Research and Methods, American Politics Research, and PLoS ONE. My work has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation.
I received my PhD in political science from Columbia University in 2015. Before Columbia, I worked in social policy research analyzing the impact of anti-poverty programs targeting low-wage workers and communities.