I am a lecturer in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College and a former postdoctoral fellow with the Program in Quantitative Social Science. I use empirical and computational methods to explore political institutions in the United States, focusing on elections and representation. I am especially interested in how elections are affected by the location and manipulation of political boundaries. For example, I am involved in research that uses computer-automated districting algorithms to analyze the impact of gerrymandering on the partisan composition of Congress and on the lack of electoral competition in House elections. Furthermore, my dissertation uses agent-based models and GIS methods to explore various ways in which geographically-defined political boundaries affect representation and policy administration.

Recently, I’ve been involved in research analyzing claims of voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. You can find links to that research here, here, and here.