Welcome! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. Before joining Essex, I worked at Aarhus University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, and University of Zurich as a pre-/post-doctoral fellow. I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science in 2015 from Rice University.
I study Comparative Politics and Political Behavior. My research embraces several substantive questions: 1) What motivates people to engage and orient themselves in politics, 2) How citizens process political information, and 3) How they respond to policy initiatives (such as electoral platforms and welfare policy reforms) and assign responsibility to political actors, and 4) How political contexts and information environments influence these processes and outcomes.
As my research links macro-level political contexts to micro-level political behavior, my interests touch on various themes in political psychology, public opinion, political institutions, and elections and parties. See here for more about my published and on-going research projects.