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.