I am a faculty member in Political Science at Yale University, the co-chair of the Political Parties Research Network for the Council for European Studies, and a member of the Political Parties Database Project (PPDB). My research interests are focused on political representation, gender, and comparative political institutions. My work examines the relationship between internal political party dynamics and legislative representation. I am particularly interested in investigating the influence of internal party organization on gender equality in elections, and my research has recently been published or is forthcoming in JCMS: the Journal of Common Market Studies and Party Politics. Before arriving at Yale, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Houston with the PPDB under the direction of Dr. Susan Scarrow, a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.
My teaching interests revolve around the study of gender and politics, political parties, comparative democratic and democratizing institutions, political methodology, and Europe. At Yale, I teach courses on gender and politics, comparative legislative politics, comparative political parties and electoral systems, and communism and conflict in Europe.
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