I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration at the University of Pennsylvania.
I successfully defended my dissertation in July 2021 from the Politics Department at New York University.
My research interests include American politics, with a focus on racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy, and criminal justice.
My job market paper examines how exposure to people of color during adolescence affects the racial attitudes and partisanship of non-Hispanic whites well into adulthood. To do so, I link web-scraped social media data with voter registration files and find that as white students' high schools became less racially diverse, they were significantly more likely to identify as Democrats twenty years after graduating. [Job Market Paper]
My scholarly work has been published in Public Choice and has also appeared in Vox. Before entering graduate school, I was a middle school English teacher in Istanbul. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015, with a B.A. in Political Science and Middle East and North African Studies.