I study how people become involved in, or are excluded from, democratic politics.  Much of my research is on immigrants and the children of immigrants, who are in a unique position to teach us about the processes of political incorporation.  This research helps us understand how citizenship holds countries together, the ways in which parents’ experiences shape the political behavior of their children, and the electoral effects of voter discrimination.

Other research addresses how people seek information on politics, in collaboration with Google.  My work has been supported by universities in the US, funding agencies in Austria and Germany, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

Since 2014 I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the lovely Carroll College.  I completed a PhD at UC Berkeley in 2011, and subsequently worked as a post-doc at the European University Institute (in Italy), at Cornell University, and at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany.  I teach on comparative and US politics, political behavior, immigration and research methods.