I am a second year Ph.D student in the Department of Political Science at Duke University, studying American political behavior, race and ethnic politics and  political methodology. I am a part of the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program at Duke and the Scholars Strategy Network. I received my undergraduate degree with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Political Science.

I am a co-author of an Oxford University Press book, Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty, and have co-authored articles appearing in the Washington Post and the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public PolicyOur work has been cited by the United State Supreme Court.

My research interests include crime, policing, race and, judicial behavior. You can find my curriculum vitae here