Advising

General Advising and Scheduling Meetings

We can talk about courses, research, jobs, or whatever else is on your mind.¬† My office is Kirby 110, and my office hours (no appointment needed!) are posted on the door. You don’t have to be a current student to stop by, but please send me an email or request a meeting on my Calendly site if you’d like to meet outside of office hours.

For all of my formal advisees, I’ll send out an email reminding you to set up a meeting with me via Calendly. Don’t forget you’ll need a PIN to register. It’s never too early to chat about this stuff, so don’t be a stranger.

Internships and Professional Development

I am particularly interested in¬†chatting with you about internship opportunities and professional development. Let me know what you’re interested in, and let’s see if we can work together to come up with a list of places you might apply.

Honors Theses and Independent Studies

In general, I take on one or two honors theses students per academic year. The research I advise will be required to have a quantitative social science component (even if it is descriptive), and student projects must think through threats to causal inference. As a general rule, I recommend that students take a broad, important research question and first successfully tackle a very discrete empirical test. You can always build on that test, but research is really hard and time-consuming.

Students that have taken Political Analysis and/or prior research experience with me (e.g., EXCEL or GovLaw Lab) will be given preference if several students wish to do a thesis/study.