Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Areas of Interest: religion and politics, nativism
I am a sixth year PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a Doctoral Student Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and a Graduate Fellow of the Notre Dame International Security Center. I am a Comparativist studying religion and politics. My dissertation project explores historical explanations for the use of religious rhetoric by right-wing nativist parties in Central Europe. More specifically, I explore how historic religious identities retain political salience and influence in contemporary politics. I have a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School in 2016 at Tufts University and I received my BA in Medieval Studies and History from the University of Chicago in 2008. My work has been published in Politics and Religion and Church & State.
Prior to Notre Dame, I worked as Director of Communications for a Chicago city councilman and on campaigns in the Chicagoland area.