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 , where I worked under the direction of James Fowler .

My work focuses on how geographic contexts and social interactions affect our political behavior, and how innate differences between people (genetic, physiological, and psychological differences) moderate the effects of those contextual and interpersonal exposures. My research uses 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. 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.