I am a lecturer in American Politics for the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. My areas of expertise in research and teaching focus on judicial behavior, selection processes for federal and state judges, civil rights and liberties, and constitutional interpretation on the U.S. Supreme Court.
My approach to teaching relies on the regime politics idea that institutions and actors do not operate in a political vacuum, and the best way to understand different behaviors, actions and decision making over time is to take into account the political conditions and context of the broader electoral environment.
Teaching Schedule for 2017-2018
Autumn 2017: (TLAW 361) American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties & (T CORE 103E) Introduction to the Social Sciences
Winter 2018: (TPOL S 202) Introduction to American Politics & (TPOL S 305) Campaigns and Elections
Spring 2018: (TPOL S 202) Introduction to American Politics, (TLAW 361) American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, & (TLAW 486) Fieldwork in Law and Policy