I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. I specialize in American Politics, with a focus on the U.S. presidency and public opinion. I received a PhD, MA, and AB in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
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. I have provided commentary on national politics in the Chicago Tribune, BBC News, The Conversation, and other outlets.
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.
I am also a committed environmentalist and outdoorsman. I serve on the board of the Sierra Club Many Rivers Group (Eugene). Over the years, I have participated in ultramarathons, marathons, triathlons, and other races across the United States. I am an avid rock climber, mountaineer, trail runner, bike commuter, and backpacker.