My research agenda centers around how the public processes political information. My dissertation focuses specifically on political deception, attempting to settle a long-standing disagreement in the political science literature as to whether or not the public reacts to being lied to by their leaders.

Under Review:

  • The Smokescreen Effect: Expectancy Violations and Public Reaction to Accusations of Political Deception. The Journal Of Politics.

Papers in Preparation:

  • A Dime’s Worth: Establishment Allegiance As An Alternative to Partisanship
  • Ideological Effects on Network Structure
  • An Efficiency Analysis of Interest Group Access Points