Welcome. I am an Assistant Professor in the University of Rochester's Department of Political Science. My research interests lie in American Politics, Political Economy, and Criminal Justice Politics. I study how political institutions shape racial inequities in the administration of criminal justice and electoral representation, with two overarching goals:

  1. offering a theoretically rigorous, empirically grounded account of disparities in criminal justice and

  2. evaluating the quality, and tracing the consequences, of racial fairness in electoral representation.

My work has been published or is forthcoming at the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Legal Studies , Political Analysis, and other journals.