I am an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. My main research area is judicial politics, but I have broad interests in the study of American politics. My current research examines how state and federal courts influence state-level representation in the United States. I have also conducted research on judging on federal courts and on the politics of Supreme Court nominations and confirmations. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Political Research Quarterly. I received my B.A. (2000) from Georgetown University and my M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) from Columbia University.

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Princeton University

Department of Politics

028 Corwin Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544




Curriculum Vitae

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