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Research

My research is primarily in democratic theory. I am interested in the ways we evaluate democracies and particular practices or institutions within them (e.g., elected officials, administrative agencies, civic education practices, communicative practices). I am especially interested in evaluation under non-ideal conditions and I've found that theorization guided by empirical research from the social sciences is a useful way to do so. As a result, I am a big proponent of interdisciplinary engagement!

The topics I am currently working on include: the role of identity in democratic representation and notice-and-comment rulemaking in administrative agencies.