Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. My primary fields are American Politics and Political Methodology with specializations in political psychology, political communication, and experimental methods. At Vanderbilt, I am affiliated with the Research on Individuals, Politics, and Society Lab and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in questions related to the media and politics, and I often draw on my past experiences working at CNN to enhance this research agenda. My dissertation examines how political advantage and disadvantage derived from electoral conditions affect news consumption. I study this question using a variety of data sets including local partisan newspaper subscriptions, cable news channels’ prime-time audiences, survey data, and original experimental data. My work is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.