I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Joseph's University. My research focuses on the consequences of declining unionization for political inequality in the American states.
I received my Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2017. My dissertation, supervised by Dr. Gerald C. Wright, emphasizes labor's unique role in state politics as an interest group advocating for low-income people. The decline of labor in the states influences how citizens relate to government, but does so in some states, and for some people, more than others.
My research interests include state politics and policy, inequality, political behavior, and representation. I am also interested in quantitative and experimental methodology, particularly data visualization and estimating state level public opinion.
As a former editorial assistant at Perspectives on Politics, I value engagement across the subfields of political science and work that tackles pressing problems in society.
A native of Providence, RI, I received a B.A. with honors from Providence College in 2010 (Go Friars!).