I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL). My main areas of teaching and research are within American politics, focusing on political behavior, identity politics, and political inequality, especially among religious groups and racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. I am also interested in how individuals interact with political institutions and are affected by public policies.
I was born and raised in Rice Lake, WI, and began working on political campaigns there from an early age. I went on to complete my BA at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) with degrees in political science and Justice and Peace Studies. In 2016, I earned my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN). In addition to my interest in American politics, I also have experience in constitutional law, conflict resolution, and educational psychology.
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