I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Social Organization in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. My research lies at the intersection of historical and political sociology. In general, I am interested in the way in which political interests and identities coalesce in relation to states and parties. More specifically, my work addresses questions related to the evolution of electoral politics in the United States. I incorporate spatial and relational data analysis along with more traditional forms of historical inquiry in an effort to help explain political action as a contextually-specific practice.