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I am a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2020. Previously, I was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University (2018-2020) and the Stanford Program on Democracy and the Internet (2019-2020). I was also a consultant with the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age (2019-2020).
My research draws on digital survey and ad experiments and machine learning techniques to examine political extremism and the process of radicalization. My related research examines a broad range of threats to democratic governance, including authoritarian encroachment, ethnic prejudice in public goods allocation, and misinformation.
My published work has appeared in Governance, International Studies Quarterly and the Virginia Journal of International Law, along with an edited volume in Democratization (Oxford University Press). My research has recently been featured in the following news outlets: KQED/NPR, The Washington Post, and VICE News.
I hold a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa) from Cornell University (2014) and an M.A. (with Distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley (2016).