I currently serve as a postdoctoral research associate with Duke University's Political Institutions and Public Choice Program.
I am deeply interested in the political processes that produce good governance, particularly within the American system.
My research focuses on the ways that government aggregates diverse preferences into political results, which may or may not serve the common good. My work connects the quality of deliberation and compromise in Congress to downstream political consequences, including the accretion and durability of law that serves common or factious interests and the transformation of Congress’s role in the political system.
My research advances our understanding of governance in the United States by providing answers to questions like: What can Congress do to pass durable law? How does polarization affect Congressional productivity? How does the accretion of past law affect current lawmaking? What are the consequences of the decline in bipartisanship in Congress? How has Congress's role in the American political system changed?