I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. I received my Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2018. My research interests include: women and politics, representation, identity politics, public opinion, electoral politics, and quantitative and experimental methods.
My current projects examine how group representation influences public opinion towards political institutions and their members. My primary emphasis is gender and politics, with ancillary interests in race and ethnicity politics. Drawing on my training in statistics, my work integrates quantitative analyses with the use of original survey data and experiments. In doing so, I critically examine how the inclusion of historically marginalized groups shapes American evaluations of institutions and the quality of representation they provide.