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.

Please feel free to reach out to me with questions or suggestions by emailing bryanjs@princeton.edu.

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