I am a graduating Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will start as a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University in the fall. At UNC, I studied American Politics, Public Policy, and Methods. I also have a M.A. in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College.
My dissertation is entitled “Chamber Competitiveness, Political Polarization, and the Battle for Legislative Majority Control.” I examine these factors in the context of both federal and state legislative institutions over various time periods.
I have also examined political advertising in the context of North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, whose picture appears on official inspection placards in every elevator in the state. Other research projects include an examination of the effect of the Donald Trump nomination on congressional candidate and a study of the effects of gun control policy and mental health access on the rate of gun deaths in the American states.