I have been interested in concepts of power and identity for most of my life; studying women and politics and race and ethnic politics allows me to investigate how disparities in access to positions of political power can affect the policies that are made by governments.
Research studies, conference papers, publications.
My research crosses the boundaries of political science, psychology, sociology, public policy, women's studies, race and ethnic studies, and history. Specifically, my doctoral research draws on ideas of the policy process from public policy, politics from political science, group identity from psychology, power and power disparity from sociology, and the effects of sexism and racism from women's and race and ethnic studies.
I hope to turn my doctoral research into a book in the next few years. I am also starting on a few new research projects that I hope will produce interesting research.
I found all of the faculty to be extremely helpful; in particular, Jennifer Merolla and Jean Schroedel have provided invaluable advice, guidance, and mentoring.