Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Washington University in St. Louis. I study political communication and political psychology in American Politics. My research focuses on understanding the content and consequences of interpersonal political communication. My work has been published in the Journal of Politics, American Political Science Review, and Political Behavior, among other academic journals. My first book (with Marisa Abrajano and Lisa García Bedolla) was published in 2020 with Oxford University Press and my second book (with Jaime Settle) is forthcoming in June 2022 with Cambridge University Press. I am currently finishing my third book manuscript and working on a number of article projects with an amazing collection of collaborators.
I am also passionate about teaching. At the undergraduate level, I have experience teaching Political Psychology, Voting, Campaigning, and Elections, Introduction to American Politics, Political Inquiry, and mentored Research Apprenticeships. I also enjoy advising undergraduate honors theses. At the graduate level, I teach American Political Behavior and Political Psychology. I also co-coordinate the American Politics Workshop.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 2019, and my B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology from the College of William and Mary in 2014. Born and raised in Minnesota, I enjoy cheering on the Vikings with plenty of football snacks (i.e. cream cheese-based dips), fishing, trying to perfect the chocolate chip cookie, and spending time with my family.