Thank you for visiting my site! I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Politics at Princeton University. I am interested in the relationship between political and economic geography, and utilize formal and quantitative approaches to assess their interaction. I explore the geography of trade politics in my paper “Trading Places, Trading Platforms: The Geography of Realignment.” I argue that internal migration is driving a partisan realignment on trade; as skilled workers migrate to high-density areas controlled by the Left, formerly protectionist Left parties increasingly endorse free-trade, while previously pro-trade Right parties opt for protectionism. Finally, college-educated voters defect from the Right to the Left as the parties change positions. My co-authored work explores related topics, such as partisan realignment, responsiveness to public opinion on foreign policy, and the relationship between political geography and democratic breakdown.

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