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Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. I am broadly interested in Black politics, inequality, and public opinion.  My dissertation and book project, When Hard Work Isn’t Enough, examines how Black Americans’ beliefs about hustling and hard work shapes their responses to racial inequality.  


My dissertation work has been supported by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (Ford Predoctoral Fellowship), the American Political Science Association (Minority Fellowship), and the Russell Sage Foundation (Dissertation Grant). My co-authored research has appeared in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics and RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.


I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I earned my B.A. in political science and English from the University of Notre Dame in 2019. Outside of research, I serve as Vice President of Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) at the University of Michigan. 

Please explore my website to learn more about my ongoing research or download my curriculum vitae below. 

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