I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of political science at Florida State University. My research is broadly in the area of American politics, public opinion and political behavior. My dissertation examines why American public opinion has failed to shift in favor of redistribution despite decades of high, and rising economic inequality.
I am also interested in studying the causes and consequences of public attitudes toward immigration and race, public opinion toward government spending in an era of economic inequality, as well as the political consequences of low, and declining labor union membership.
I have solo-authored work that has been published in Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly, and a forthcoming paper at the British Journal of Political Science. I also have several other papers that are currently are under review. I have taught multiple courses at the undergraduate level, including: Race, Ethnicity, & Politics, Political Parties & Campaigning, Public Opinion & Electoral Behavior, and Introduction to American Government.