I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the LAPOP Lab at Vanderbilt University.
I study political political psychology and public opinion in the Americas and in Europe. My core research interests are in how people perceive the social world and how these perceptions affect political preferences and behaviors. I am also deeply interested in political methodology with particular emphasis on measurement of politically relevant beliefs and attitudes beyond standard survey self-reports.
In my dissertation, I explored the implications of mental images (or schemas) about immigrants for public attitudes toward immigration. It received the Best Dissertation Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.
My research has been published in Political Analysis, the Journal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly, among others.
Prior to my appointment at Vanderbilt, I received a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Statistics from the University of Michigan.