I am a Ph.D. Candidate with a focus in American Politics and Quantitative Methods. I study how elites influence mass public opinion and behavior through strategic rhetoric and the manipulation of electoral institutions. For my dissertation, I engaged three prominent means of elite influence -- televised advertising, political endorsements and election administration policies -- that shape voters' attitudes and behavior. Examples of my published work can be found in the Journal of Politics, where I examine the broader interplay between citizens and elites.
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