To slow climate change, we will need to rapidly transition away from carbon-intensive energy sources. In a democracy like the United States, this will often require the support of the public. I study how policy design and the changing environment interact with individuals’ beliefs and attitudes to shape their behavior related to environmental policy. I am also more broadly interested in the ability of the public to hold their elected officials accountable, and how public opinion is shaped by disasters. While most of my work is based in the United States, I also work with a team studying climate change literacy across Africa. My work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Politics, Nature Climate Change, and Political Behavior.
I am an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Connecticut and cofounder of the Energy & Elections Lab. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. I earned my PhD in the department of Political Science at Stony Brook University in August of 2020.
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020-2021
PhD in Political Science, Granted 2020
Stony Brook University
BA in Political Science & Psychology, Granted 2016
University of Portland