Welcome! I am a Political Scientist with a special focus on Political Psychology. My research examines the role of identity in political behavior. Utilizing experimental and quantitative methods I demonstrate the power of group identities in shaping political attitudes, vote choice, and various forms of political participation. In May 2016, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Stony Brook University. In August 2016, I started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
Prior to coming to the U.S., I earned a B.A. in Political Science
from Freie Universitaet Berlin. During my undergraduate studies, I was an exchange student at the University of Pennsylvania and a research intern at the Washington Post as well as the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi.
When I am not doing political science stuff, I am either cooking or eating (or both). I am also an avid reader, runner, NPR devotee, and a yoga enthusiast as well as a strong advocate for print newspapers.