I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Political and Legal Analytics at Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics. I received my Ph.D. at Florida State University. I study political institutions and elite behavior, with specialization in subnational politics. My research has been published at Legislative Studies Quarterly and State Politics & Policy Quarterly.
My primary research interests focus on legislative institutions, exploring in particular the effects of institutions and institutional reforms on the behavior of political elites. My dissertation focuses on the conditions under which sitting lawmakers profit from office.