I am an assistant professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. My book, World War II and American Racial Politics: Public Opinion, the Presidency, and Civil Rights Advocacy, was published by Cambridge University Press. My research has also been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Social Science Quarterly, and Studies in American Political Development. I was the co-recipient of the 2022 Heinz I. Eulau Award for best article in the APSR from the American Political Science Association. I am currently working on several new projects, including a book manuscript tentatively titled The Political Influence of the Police in American Cities.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, I was on leave as a visiting research scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. Before arriving at Syracuse, I taught at Lafayette College and was a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University. I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University and my B.A. from Hampshire College. I’m originally from east Tennessee.
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