About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary. In June 2012, I received my PhD from the University of California, San Diego .

I am a scholar of American political behavior, interested in understanding the way that the American public experiences politics on a day-to-day basis. More specifically, my research focuses on how political interactions—in both face-to-face and online contexts—affect the way individuals perceive conflict in their environment, evaluate other people, and engage within the political system. I use the core methodological tools employed in our discipline, but I am also interested in integrating tools from other disciplines—such as behavior genetics and psychophysiology—to inform our approach in understanding key questions within political science.

My CV is here. My Google Scholar profile is here. I direct the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab (SNaPP Lab) and co-direct the Social Science Research Methods Center. I'm also a member of the Human Nature Group at UCSD.