I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Most of my research explores how intraparty divisions drive patterns of lawmaking, institutional development, and party leadership in Congress. My first book, Building the Bloc: Intraparty Organization in the U.S. Congress (Cambridge University Press 2017) traces the strategic logic, organizational development, and policy consequences of intraparty factions in Congress over the past century. My current book project examines the strategies congressional leaders adopt to navigate intraparty conflicts.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Political Science in 2014. From 2014-2016, I was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. My research has been supported by both the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the University of Chicago's Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.