I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University. My primary field is American politics, with a focus on racial and ethnic politics, political psychology, and political representation.
My current research lies at the intersection between race and political representation. I research how the inclusion of underrepresented groups in politics affects policy outcomes, symbolic representation, and citizens' evaluations of democracy. In my other work, I have investigated the effect of redistricting on legislators' responsiveness, and the role of both ethnic identity and skin tone in determining perceptions of ethnic discrimination in Latin America. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Research in Personality, and The Journal of Politics.
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