I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University and I am also affiliated to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. I recently received a PhD in Political Science at Washington University in Saint Louis and I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Methodology and Data Science at the Department of Politics and the Quantitative Collaborative, University of Virginia.
In a nutshell, my research uses Bayesian statistics to uncover the effects of political institutions on elite and citizen behavior. I have a particular interest in latent variable models and the analysis of multilevel data structures.
How political institutions affect the correspondence between the policies that citizens and representatives desire and the outcomes that democratic governments produce is the core concern that motivates my research agenda. In 2016, one of my collaborative projects was awarded the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research in Women and Politics. In 2017, another of my collaborative projects was awarded an APSA Centennial Grant from the Warren E. Miller Fund in Electoral Politics.