I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. I received my Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2018. My research and teaching focus on topics related to gender and politics, representation, electoral politics, and legislative behavior.
Broadly, my research examines how gender shapes American political behavior and the actions of elite actors. My current book project explores how group presence and perceptions of political representation influence American opinion towards legislative bodies and their members. My research has been published, or is forthcoming, in Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Politics and Gender, and Politics & Gender.
More information about my research and teaching can be found using the links above.