I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego.
My research in American institutions focuses on the U.S. presidency and executive-legislative separation of powers using text-as-data methods. I complement this methodological approach with formal theoretic models and survey experiments. My work contributes to our understanding of presidential agenda-setting, going public, and how interbranch conflict shapes what politicians say and how they say it. My research highlights the institutional consequences of nationalization, polarization, and negative partisanship.