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I am a Chancellor's Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I am one of the creators behind the ParlEE data set of parliamentary speeches. I previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Strathclyde with a fantastic multi-university team on the NORFACE Governance funded EU-in-Action project. Partnered with scholars at Leiden University and the University of Mannheim we investigated how EU institutions responded to across and within member state public demands on the willingness and capacity for integration on EU policy areas.
My personal research interests include comparative politics, intra-party agenda setting, policy formation, and party leader survival. To analyze questions related to these topics, I enjoy using text analysis and machine learning approaches. My research is informed by a curiosity of the world and from my time as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova, as well as researcher in the European Parliament and British House of Commons.
I completed my doctorate at Binghamton University (supervised by Prof. Robin Best), received a Master's of International Affairs from The Pennsylvania State University (supervised by Amb. Richard Butler, AC) and received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of the Pacific.
When I get the chance, I am a massive fan of swing dancing.