I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. Beginning Fall 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary. I earned my PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and my BA in Economics from Vassar College.
My research examines authoritarian politics through a judicial lens. I specifically focus on the role courts play in autocratic survival. My research utilizes a mixed-methods approach, combining statistical modeling, structured case studies, and computational text analysis.
I have conducted archival research in London, United Kingdom and fieldwork in Malawi.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.