I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. I received a Ph.D., M.A., and A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
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.