I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago and an incoming Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. I specialize in American Politics, with a focus on the U.S. presidency. Using a multi-method approach, my dissertation, “Presidential Conformity, Presidential Disobedience,” investigates presidential norms, informal institutions that buttress the presidency, but do not hold the force of law.
My research has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly and has been supported by the American Political Science Association, the University of Chicago Council on Advanced Studies, and the Bradley Foundation. In 2018, I was an APSA MFP Fellow.
Outside of my work as a researcher, I write in non-academic genres. My poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications. Before graduate school, I served as a staffer for then-Congressman Todd Young (IN-9).