I am a 5th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, with concentrations in Political Psychology and Political Methodology. My research broadly covers Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Ideology, and Partisan Polarization in American politics, and employs both survey and experimental methods.
More specifically, my dissertation examines how authoritarian dispositions influence citizens' perceptions of their partisan identities as social identities; and how these perceptions, in turn, have structured the nature of partisan polarization in the United States. Other research interests of mine include the role of individuals' social networks on political information seeking and processing; the effects of empathy and ideology on social welfare preferences; and how biological mechanisms can influence policy preferences.
My research will be featured in forthcoming issues of Political Psychology and Political Behavior. In addition, I have received the APSA Political Psychology Section's Distinguished Junior Scholars Award (2013), as well as a Graduate Fellowship from the 2013 Political Networks Conference.
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