Welcome to my website! I am a political scientist specializing in comparative politics and public policy. I received my Ph.D. in Political Sience from the University of Missouri in 2018. My research is concerned with themes relating to empirical democratic theory and public policy, such as the dynamics of issue prioritization among elites and voters, the factors that encourage constituency-oriented behavior in legislatures, and gender differences in policy preferences. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Journal of European Public Policy, Party Politics, and Policy Studies Journal in addition to chapters published or forthcoming in edited volumes. To learn more about my research, please visit my research page or send me an email.
I am also the co-director of the Turkish Policy Agendas Project, part of the larger Comparative Agendas Project, for which I put together content analytic datasets of news media, legislative speeches and budget outlays/appropriations. My book about the dynamics of the policymaking process in transitional democracies which utilizes these original datasets is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.