Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Miami University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2018. My research and teaching are in the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union.

My book project, “Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia,” examines the role of elite-mass communication in bolstering support for authoritarian regimes. A paper from the dissertation was awarded Best Conference Paper in the “Information Technology & Politics” section of the American Political Science Association in 2017.

My broader research interests include comparative political behavior and public opinion, political communication, authoritarianism, post-Soviet politics, media, women and politics, and quantitative methodology. My research has been supported through a Fulbright Research grant, Title VIII Advanced Research Fellowship, and Wisconsin Russia Project grant. 

My work has been published in Comparative Politics, Democratization, and The Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage blog.