Welcome

A photo of me.Hello! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on fairness in politics, with applications to several areas, including the study of repression, human rights, policing, and immigration. Most of my work in this vein examines the politics, economics, and and sociology of discrimination. Increasingly, I study this issue in Japanese politics, an important but insufficiently examined case. Methodologically, I am interested in research design, experiments, and using computational tools to better understand the social world.


Countries where I have or am conducting research.

I have published my research in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics [2x], Political Analysis, and in many other journals across political science, economics, legal studies, public administration, and sociology.

My work has been covered by outlets such as National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, The Economist, and the Washington Post. I periodically write about issues related to Japan for The Hilland The Japan Times; I have also written for the South China Morning Post, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post.

I am grateful to acknowledge research support by the Swedish Research Council and the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, in addition to other sources, and in the form of visiting positions at Keio University, Kochi University of Technology, the University of Michigan, Uppsala University, the University of Tokyo, and Waseda University.


Cities I've visited in Japan scaled and colored by size.

Prior to attending graduate school, I worked as a congressional staffer, a policy researcher, a photojournalist for state and local papers, and as an English teacher in Belarus, among many other things. Many of my experiences on these jobs inform my research projects.

When I am not working, I enjoy learning Japanese, taking photographs, playing basketball, and traveling. Thanks for stopping by my site!