I am a third-year graduate student in the Department of Government and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. My research focuses on the connection between international relations and comparative politics, as well the development of statistical and computational methods. Specifically, I am interested in public opinion of foreign policy, the domestic effects of international relations, causal inference and experimental design, and text analysis.

The list below is a sample of the research projects on which I am currently working.

  • With a number of excellent coauthors (see my CV for details), I propose topic models for the analysis of open ended survey questions. You can see a draft of that paper here. This manuscript is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science.

  • Gary King, Rich Nielsen, and I are working on a new matching method for causal inference that optimizes both balance and sample size. We presented this research at the 2013 PolMeth Summer Meeting.

  • Volha Charnysh, Prerna Singh, and I study nationalism, altruism, and ethnicity in India with an experiment.