I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Before coming to Durham University, I was an assistant professor at Stony Brook University, after previously serving as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. I received my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
My research lies at the intersection of public opinion, political economy, and political psychology. Much of my work centers on how people form impressions and opinions about the political world around them, how they adjust these views as they receive new information, and how these dynamics shape political behavior across contexts.
I have investigated such specific topics as the role of local information in economic voting and social policy preferences, how political motivated reasoning shapes people’s propensity to engage in biased guessing, how contexts and audiences influence people’s responses factual questions, the patterns of authoritarian dispositions across countries in Europe, as well as the effects of economic inequality on various outcomes: information search, political participation, immigration attitudes, and broader perceptions and expectations.