I am an Assistant Professor in the Government Department and an affiliate faculty member of the Program in Public Policy at William & Mary. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department and an affiliate faculty member of the Women's and Gender Studies Department and the Latinx Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU I co-founded the Community Engagement + Experiments Lab. I earned my PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.
My interests are primarily in the field of American political behavior and include the politics of identity and the carceral state. My research has been published in a variety of journals including the American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, and Perspectives on Politics. You can see some of my research featured at the Monkey Cage on the Washington Post, at Items from the Social Science Research Council, on the JOP Blog (1, 2), and on the Political Behavior Blog.
My research has won awards from the Southern Political Science Association, the Western Political Science Association, and the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association. My work has been supported by the Laboratory for the Study of American Values, the Paul G. Risser Innovative Teaching Fellowship, the Social Science Research Council, the Charles Center Faculty-Mentored Research Incubator Award, and the Provost's Summer Research Award at William & Mary.