CV

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Academic Employment

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy - University of Toronto (2014-)
Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow - European University Institute (2013-2014)

Education

Princeton University - PhD in Politics and Social Policy (August, 2013)
  • General examinations in Comparative Politics and Formal & Quantitative Methods
    (May, 2010)
  • Doctoral dissertation: Identity and Information: Voter heuristics and support for redistributive policy
  • Committee:
    • Grigore Pop-Eleches (Chair)
    • Rafaela Dancygier
    • John Londregan
Fordham University - MA, Political Science, Comparative and International Politics: 2008

Fordham University - BA, Political Science (major) and Classical Civilizations (minor): 2007, summa cum laude and in cursu honorum
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Aug.-Dec. 2005

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Comparative politics, European politics
  • Identity, ethnicity and immigration
  • Social policy, welfare state politics
  • Research methods and causal inference
  • Cross national survey research, public opinion formation

Publications

Book Project

Working Papers

  • Interest Groups and Immigration Attitudes in Four Countries
  • Identity, Interests, and Federalism
  • Unequal Policy Responsiveness in Europe (with Zoe Lefkofridi, under review)
  • The Contingent Validity of the World Values Survey Income Measure (with Grigore Pop-Eleches, under review) (abstract)
  • Identity, Interregional Redistribution, and Decentralization (with Francesc Amat) (Google Docs)

Teaching Experience

  • Comparative Public Policy, 2014, 2015
    • University of Toronto: School of Public Policy and Governance class for second year MPP students
  • Comparative Public Policy, 2014
    • University of Toronto: Political Science Class for third year undergraduates
  • Max Weber Teaching Certificate
    • Teaching training at the European University Institute and the London School of Economics
  • Democracy, 2011
    • Princeton University: Teaching Assistant for Carles Boix and Nolan McCarty in an undergraduate politics and public policy course
  • African Politics, 2011
    • Princeton University: Teaching Assistant for Jennifer Widner in an undergraduate politics course
  • Quantitative Methods in Political Science III, 2010
    • Princeton University: Teaching Assistant for Kosuke Imai in the third course in a four course graduate politics sequence
  • Senior Thesis Writing Group, 2012-2013
    • Princeton University: Leader for a year-long series of workshops and regular writing/editing sessions for undergraduates
  • Quantitative/Analytical Political Science Consultant, 2012-2013
    • Princeton University: Consultant for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty associated with the Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Princeton Data and Statistical Services: Statistics and computing tutor, 2010-2013
    • Princeton University: Consultant for students and faculty doing independent research
  • McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning teaching transcript program, 2011-2012
    • Completed training in a variety of teaching strategies
  • Princeton Junior Summer Institute: Statistics Tutor, 2009
    • Tutored undergraduates in an introduction to statistics course

Presentations

  • “Interest Groups and Immigration Attitudes in Seven Countries." Presented at the 2015 Meeting of the American Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA
  • “European Integration and Responsiveness Inequality." Presented at the 2015 General Conference of European Consortium for Political Research. Monteral, QC
  • “Interest Groups, Rhetoric, and Immigration Attitudes." Presented at the 2015 Meeting of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, Austria
  • "Interest Groups and Immigration Attitudes in Four Countries." Presented at the 2015 Workshop on Comparative Approaches to the Study of Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • "Unequal Responsiveness in Europe." (with Zoe Lefkofridi). Presented at the 2014 Workshop on Democratic Responsiveness in an Era of Rising Inequality, University of Geneva. Geneva Switzerland.
  • "Competition and Solidarity: Union Members and Immigration in Europe." Presented at the 2014 Meeting of the European Political Science Association. Edinburgh, UK
  • "Competition and Solidarity: Union Members and Immigration in Europe." Presented at the 2014 Max Weber Conference of the European University Institute. Fiesole, Italy
  • “Identity and Interests" Presented at the 2013 Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • “Identity, Interregional Redistribution, and Decentralization." (with Francesc Amat) Presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • “The Politics of Eastern European Migration to the United Kingdom." Invited presentation at the University of Dayton. March, 2013. Dayton, OH.
  • “Identity Mobilization and Redistributive Preferences: Evidence from a Survey Natural Experiment." (with Francesc Amat) Accepted for the 2012 Meeting of the American Political Science Association (canceled due to weather). New Orleans, LA.
  • “Identity and Interests." Presented at the 2012 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • “Identity and Interests in the United Kingdom." Presented at the 2012 NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference. New York, NY.
  • “Sectoral Economies, Economic Contexts and Attitudes toward Immigration." (with Rafaela Dancygier) Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Seattle, WA.
  • “Economic Performance, Perceptions, and Retrospective Voting: Mechanisms of Electoral Accountability" (with Michael Becher) Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • “Competition and Solidarity: Union Members and Immigration in Europe." Presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
  • “Attitudes toward Immigration in Good Times and Bad." (with Rafaela Dancygier) Presented at the 2011 Oxford University Conference on Reactions to the Economic Crisis. Oxford, UK
  • “Competition and Solidarity: Union Members and Immigration in Europe." Presented at the 2010 Center for Migration and Development Work In Progress Series, Princeton, NJ.
  • “Economic Performance, Perceptions, and Retrospective Voting." (with Michael Becher) Presented at the 2010 Summer Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology. Iowa City, IA.

Honors and Grants

  • Connaught New Researcher Award and New Researcher Award Top-up, 2015
    • Funded RA coding of interest group rhetoric about immigration and Survey experiments in seven countries
  • University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013
    • Supported work on merging survey and census data in the UK (with Rafaela Dancygier)
  • Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Spring Research Grant, 2012
    • Supported interviews of politicians and political experts concerning ethnic politics in Bratislava, Slovkia
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Summer Grant, 2012
    • Supported travel for interviews of political elites in Bratislava, Slovakia and purchase of archived public opinion reports.
  • Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Spring Research Grant, 2011
    • Funded an original survey experiment concerning ethnic and regional inequalities in the United Kingdom
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Summer Grant, 2011
    • Supported interviews of politicians and political activists in the United Kingdom
  • Global Network on Inequality Fellowship, 2010
    • Funded summer research at the Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain
  • Princeton University Politics Social Policy Fellowship, 2008-2013
  • Fordham University Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Fordham University, 2007)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Fordham University, 2006)

Professional Memberships and Service

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Czech Science Foundation, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, The Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and Work and Occupations
  • Co-organizer: Multidisciplinary Research Workshop: Taxation and representation. Fiesole, Italy. November 13, 2013.

Research Assistantships

  • Grigore Pop-Eleches, 2012
  • Kosuke Imai, 2009
  • Costas Panagopoulos, 2007-2008
  • Jeff Cohen and José Alemán, 2006