I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Politics at Drexel University. I teach American politics, research methods, and political institutions. My interests include the U.S. party coalitions and electoral reform.
My first book, More Parties or No Parties (2022), sketched a ‘shifting coalitions’ theory of institutional change and analyzed use of ranked-choice voting in the Progressive and New Deal periods. It concluded that party-list systems would have been smarter in the long run.
Other ongoing projects look at descriptive representation under various electoral rules, party change, and the prospects for multiracial, multiparty democracy.
Recent journal articles
- On the structure of political discontent in the American public (Public Opinion Quarterly, with Joshua J. Dyck).
- Five variants of ranked-choice voting, their strategic implications, and effects on minority representation (Politics and Governance).
- A generational divide on ranked-choice voting, rooted in democratic discontent (Politics & Policy, with Devin McCarthy).
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