I'm an Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University. My research focuses on American national institutions and public policy, with emphases on organized interests and collective action, intersectional advocacy, and agency rulemaking.
My book, Power to the Partners: Organizational Coalitions in Social Justice Advocacy, documents how social and economic justice organizations strategically build coalitions to compensate for inequalities in the American lobbying landscape and evaluates the structures and characteristics of successful coalition work. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Policy Studies Journal, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and other outlets.
I hold a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and received undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Statistics from the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, I was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University.