I am currently a visiting assistant professor at Brown University, where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in quantitative methods. In the summer of 2016, I completed my dissertation on The Politics of Race and the Criminal Justice System at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

My dissertation focuses on how we can break cycles of inequality when those most affected by disparities in our criminal justice system are the least likely to participate in politics, while those who relatively unaffected are also unlikely to care. Using a regression discontinuity design, I explore the effects of contact with the criminal justice system on voter turnout. Next, I examine how our dispositions and experiences interact to shape perceptions of fairness in our legal system. Finally, through a series of experiments I show how self-selection conditions the incidence and effects of intergroup contact on fairness beliefs.