Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research focuses on gender and racial inequalities in representative politics at the state and federal levels. In particular, I am interested in how the structure of partisanship and changes in party politics affect the trajectory of gender and race relations in legislative institutions.
My scholarship has appeared in Sociology Compass, Socius, and The Society Pages’ Feminist Reflections blog. My research has been supported by the Hyde Dissertation Research Award, the UW-Madison ILS Law & Society Graduate Fellows Program, and The Tobin Project. Prior to graduate school, I was a Presidential Fellow at Dartmouth College’s Center for the Advancement of Learning. I hold an M.S. in sociology from UW-Madison and an A.B. in sociology from Dartmouth College.