I am a Ph.D. candidate in New York University’s Department of Politics. I study political behavior, public opinion, and methodology, particularly as they relate to fringe politics in Europe. My dissertation focuses on the ways in which parties, voters and the structure of a country’s party system interact to produce fringe party success and system fractionalization. My other research interests include the dynamic relationship between economic downturns and ideological identification or electoral support, as well as the use of social media data and network analysis to understand the political and non-political expressive behavior of users.
Before I came to NYU, I worked as a consultant to local, state, and federal governmental agencies on issues of emergency management, health, and homeland security, and received an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School.