I am a Provost’s Faculty Fellow in the Department of Politics at New York University since September 2019. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington where I focused on comparative politics and political economy. My research interests sit at the intersection of comparative political economy, macro-historical sociology, and political development. My main research explores the relationship between state formation and elite ideology in the development of national education systems in Europe and the Americas. I also have several projects examining the relationship between historical legacies of state capacity and economic inequality and public attitudes toward social policy and redistribution.
Prior to my time in Seattle, I taught 6th grade social studies and English language arts in Houston, Texas. I also hold a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.