I am Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Faculty Co-Chair for Curriculum and Research at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

My research interests include comparative political behavior, democratic representation, subnational and urban politics, and social policy.

I received my Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and my B.A. in French and German Literature from the University of Oxford. Prior to coming to Harvard, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. At Harvard, I am a faculty affiliate of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.