I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I am also a member of Scott Huettel's neuroscience laboratory in Duke's Psychology and Neuroscience department. Starting in July 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. My current research is focused on two areas. First, I study political preferences and choices. My work examines how voters employ heterogeneous methods of choice for candidate evaluation. Second, I have multiple projects on the role of identity in decision making that expand our conception of identity past simply party identification. In particular, my most recent work examines how identity competes with policy in explaining candidate choice.
To investigate these questions, I employ diverse methods including applied statistics, behavioral experiments, and eye-tracking processes.