ABOUT ME

 

My primary research focuses on the influence of external constraints on judicial decision-making. Specifically, I am interested how changes in public opinion affect the Court’s policy outputs, justices’ decision to grant certiorari, and their treatment of past Court precedent. I am also interested in the Court and the separation of powers, the agenda-setting process, and how the Court ensures broad or narrow compliance with its decisions on the lower courts.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

American Politics

American Instititions 

Judicial Behavior

Quantitative Methodology

2010 - 2014

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Ph.D. Political Science 

2007-2010

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

B.A. Political Science summa cum laude

COURSES TAUGHT

Judicial Process 

Graduate Seminar on American Institutions

Honors Seminar: Power in the American Experience

Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties 

Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers 

Introduction to American Politics

Public Opinion 

EDUCATION