I am currently a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. In 2016, I will join the faculty of the University of Chicago as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. I received my Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of California, Berkeley.
I study American politics, with a substantive focus on legislative institutions, political parties, and American political development. Combining archival and interview data, my book manuscript explores how divisions within political parties drive congressional development and structure lawmaking. Challenging existing theories of party power in Congress, I highlight the role of intraparty organizations in shaping both substantive and procedural change. I am also working on a project that examines Congress’s provision of health services to American Indians in the early nineteenth century.
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1730 Cambridge St., S409
Cambridge, MA 02138