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, Party Politics, and Politics & Gender. 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.

Research

Peer reviewed publications and manuscripts

 “National Political Parties and Career Paths to the European Parliament." JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 56(6): 1283-1304. (2018) supplemental and replication materials

"Party Organization and Gender in European Elections." Party Politics (2018)

“'United in Diversity?' Assessing the Effect of Varied Gender Quotas on Legislator Experience in the European Parliament" w/ William T Daniel, forthcoming at Politics & Gender

Working Papers

"Party Leadership Strength and Representation: Communication Policy Positions" w/ Susan Scarrow

Losing Women & Losing Power? Gender, Turnover, and EU Legislation'' w/ Lauren Perez

"Electoral Goals, Organization, and Legislator Behavior"

"The Consequences of National Institutions for Supranational Legislators within Party Organizations