I am a College Fellow in political science at the Government Department at Harvard University. My main research interests are political psychology, comparative political behavior, and the functioning of democratic systems. I am particularly interested in social cognition and the application of social psychology to questions in political science. I am currently working on a book project about how income inequality affects our perceptions of fairness in income differences.

I earned my Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 2013. My dissertation, “The Status Quo and Perceptions of Fairness: How Income Inequality Influences Public Opinion”, won the Government Department’s Edward M. Chase prize for the best dissertation on a topic relating to the promotion of world peace. I also hold an M.Phil in European Politics from Oxford University and a B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.