Hello! I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on the politics, economics, and sociology of discrimination. In the past, I've studied this normatively important topic mainly in American politics. I increasingly examine it in Japanese politics, an important but insufficiently examined context. Methodologically, I use experiments and automatic text analysis to better understand why people engage in prejudicial treatment.
Countries where I've conducted research.
I've published my research in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science [2x], the Journal of Politics [2x], Political Analysis, and in many other journals across several fields. My work has been covered by outlets such as National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, The Economist, and the Washington Post. A big believer in the value of public scholarship, I write about issues related to Japan for The Hill. I have also written for Foreign Policy, the Japan Times, the South China Morning Post, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post.
Cities I've visited in Japan scaled and colored by size.
I am grateful to acknowledge research support from 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.
Prior to attending graduate school, I worked as a congressional staffer, a policy researcher, a photojournalist, and as an English teacher in Belarus, among many other things. My experiences in these jobs inform several of my research projects.
When I am not working, I enjoy learning Japanese, taking photographs, playing basketball, and traveling. Thanks for stopping by my site!