I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

My research examines the social and political foundations of trust and cooperation in modern, democratic societies. My current work focuses on the effect of immigration and ethnic diversity on trust, civic engagement and social capital.  Earlier projects have also examined topics such as corruption, taxation and state development.

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the European Sociological Review, amongst other outlets.

Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University (2014), a J.D. from Stanford Law School (2011), and a double B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2006).