About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at The George Washington University. In my current research, I seek to better understand how political parties and leaders influence public perceptions of immigrants and ethnic minorities, with a particular focus on how discourse animates emotions such as anger and anxiety. I also study electoral reform in the United States, with a focus on the adoption of ranked-choice voting. My research is methodologically eclectic, as I employ tools ranging from quantitative text analysis of social media content and survey experiments to process tracing and comparative case studies.