I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Institut for Statskundskab (Department of Political Science) at Aarhus University. My research is supported by a competitive research grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research. My current research focuses on the interaction between elite communications, particularly from party elites, and public opinion formation, elite accountability, and citizen competence. I am also a member of the PERSOS (Perceptions of Social Stratification and Voting) research group at Aarhus, which focuses on the relationship between social class and voting behavior in Denmark and the United States.
Prior to coming to Aarhus I studied at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University where I earned my PhD. My dissertation research focused on leveraging experimental methods to untangle the social and psychological origins of citizen’s interest in politics. I also have a Master’s degree from the MAPSS (Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences) at the University of Chicago, where my research focused on the interaction between education and tolerance in normative theories of democratic deliberation.