I am a PhD candidate in American politics in the political science department at the University of Notre Dame. My research centers on political identity and activism as expressed through party politics in the electorate, and governmental institutions.
I investigate the consequences of changing political and social identities for party politics. Specifically, my dissertation focuses on the role of secularism and attitudes about science in shaping individual political identification and motivating partisan activism.
I was born and raised in Denver, CO and completed my BA in political science at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to my interest in party politics, my research examines religion and politics, political polarization, comparative politics, and public opinion.
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