Major — Comparative Politics
Minor — Methods
I am a Ph.D. candidate, with a focus on the political economy of advanced industrialized states. My dissertation analyzes differences in housing finance policies in the U.S. and Germany.
During the 2014-15 academic year, I am a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and the Free University Berlin's Program for Advanced German and European Studies. To support my dissertation research, I received a research grant and the Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. I have also been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prior to GWU, I worked as a research associate with a political foundation at the United Nations in New York.
Political economy of advanced economies; housing and financial markets; European politics.
BA University of Leipzig, Germany