I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated faculty with the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. I received my PhD from Indiana University in 2018. My research and teaching focus on topics related to gender and politics, representation, electoral politics, and public opinion. 

Broadly, my research examines how gender shapes American political behavior and the actions of elite actors. My current book project explores how group presence and perceptions of political representation influence American opinion towards legislative bodies and their members. Research based on this book project was selected as the winner of the 2020 Sophonisba Breckinridge Award, which recognizes the best paper on women and politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. My research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Politics and Gender, and Politics & Gender

More information about my research and teaching can be found using the links above. A copy of my CV is available here