My work focuses on how institutions and the physical environment shape policy preferences and behavior related to climate change. I use a combination of incentivized experiments, public opinion data, and formal theory to answer questions such as: How do we govern emerging technologies (e.g., geoengineering)? What are the determinants of support for costly mitigation, adaptation, and disaster relief policy? What are the electoral consequences of expanding renewable energy infrastructure? I am also more broadly interested in behavioral political economy, 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.
I am an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Connecticut. 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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020-2021
PhD in Political Science, Granted 2020
Stony Brook University
BA in Political Science & Psychology, Granted 2016
University of Portland
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