Thank you for visiting my web page. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. I study comparative political institutions and democratic representation using formal theory, quantitative methods, and computational text analysis. In my dissertation, I examined the conditions under which opposition parties influence policy outcomes in a way that enhances government responsiveness to voters. Besides my dissertation, I worked on projects pertaining to electoral systems, spatial models of elections, and coalition formation. On this page, you can find my CV as well as more detailed information about my research and teaching.