I study democratic representation and accountability, and factors that impede it. I focus on two main areas. The first is the role of money in politics. I ask why money enters politics in the different ways it does, how they are connected to each other, and what consequences they have. In my second research area, I use large-scale event data to quantify public relationships among political and societal elites and analyze their causes and consequences. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the British Journal of Political Science, among others.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University. Before that, I was a Junior Research Fellow at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute in Madrid, Spain. I received my PhD from Duke University.