Hello! I am currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver. Prior to coming to DU, I taught at Beloit College, did my postdoctoral work at the University of Calgary, and was a visiting assistant professor at Macalester College. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2015 where I studied American Politics and Political Methodology with a minor in Political Psychology. I study race, ethnicity, gender, and partisanship in political psychology, as well as political communication and how voters interpret and react to appeals from politicians and the media. I teach courses on campaigns and elections, race and ethnicity, political polarization, media and politics, political psychology, and political participation.
My research appears in Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Political Research Quarterly, Personality and Individual Differences, Political Studies, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, the Journal of Political Marketing, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science.