I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and an Associate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Before coming to Toronto I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Program on Constitutionalism & Democracy at the University of Virginia, where I held a teaching appointment in the Department of Politics. Spanning the fields of Public Law and American Politics, my research focuses on American constitutional theory, American political thought, and American political and constitutional development. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the Tulsa Law Review, and multiple edited volumes. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (’16, Government), A.M. from the University of Chicago (’11, Social Sciences), and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison (’08, Political Science & Philosophy).