I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah.

My research focuses on U.S. politics and policymaking, with a focus the U.S. Congress. I am author of two books, Legislating in the Dark (2015) and The Limits of Party (2020, with Frances E. Lee), and my research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and more.

My work and my writing have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Vox, and elsewhere. I have also provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives

I received my Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 2011, and previously worked on Capitol Hill in the offices of Representative Daniel Lipinski and the House Appropriations Committee.