Welcome! Starting in the fall of 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2017 with specializations in political communication, political psychology, and experimental methods.
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 primary work 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 circulations, survey data, and original experimental data. My work has been published in The Journal of Politics, Political Communication, and Political Behavior. It has also been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.