I am currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. In June 2017, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
My research agenda centers around American legislative representation, with a particular interest in the means by which members of Congress represent their constituents as well as the mechanisms by which citizens evaluate and respond to those who represent them. My dissertation, entitled "Taking Shortcuts? Whether and How Citizens Use Heuristics to Evaluate and Elect U.S. Senators and U.S. Senate Candidates," consists of three chapters, each of which examines a potential type of mental shortcut that citizens might use to form opinions about their current or prospective U.S. Senators.
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