I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. My research interests include comparative political behavior, with a focus on regime preferences and voter behavior in nondemocratic systems, development and democratization, post-communism, and survey methodology. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and Sociological Methods & Research. I am the recipient of the Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation and a Best Article Award honorable mention, both by the American Political Science Association's Comparative Democratization Section. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, I was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California and a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. I have also worked for the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Opinion Research, where I designed and analyzed studies of public opinion in the former Soviet Union. I earned my Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2015.