Department of Political Science
Georgia State University
I am Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. I received my B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo State in May 2017, and my M.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University in May 2019. My dissertation develops the spatial model of politics in light of ideologically agnostic political movements and the resurgence of populism. Other research interests include the origins and impacts of political polarization, the electoral impacts of climate change, political messaging and framing, and the influence of institutional constraints on voting behavior. My research has been published in Democratization, Climatic Change, and Questions in Politics. I have taught multiple sections of Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Political Research Methods, and Senior Seminar. I also served as the Teaching Assistant to the graduate statistical methods sequence at GSU for several years. Feel free to contact me; I'm always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
I value working with people from various backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches when conducting research. Often the ideal method is to synthesize various points of view when coming to a conclusion. Beyond a Hegelian technique, it is important to view all voices as equally valid and recognize their input. My research involves elements of Psychology, Sociology, Climatology, and Public Health, in addition to my background in Political Science. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals from disciplines beyond my own.
My pedagogic philosophy is designed to guide students into dynamic thinkers, adept writers, and skilled professionals, primed for success in today's competitive and rapidly evolving education and employment landscapes. At the core of this approach is the belief that learning should be a transformative journey, one that equips students with not just theoretical knowledge, but also practical, marketable skills. My courses are carefully constructed to ensure that each lesson, whether in-person or online, is an engaging, inclusive, and rewarding experience for every student. Through active discussion, collaborative assignments, and individualized attention, I seek to foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and critical thought that goes beyond rote memorization.
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