Hi there,

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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. In 2018 I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley for my work on how voters evaluate female candidates for office, particularly in low-information environments, and in 2018-2019 I served as a Postdoctoral Prize Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. Currently (Fall 2019) I’m teaching a graduate seminar entitled “Identity and Discrimination in U.S. Politics.” How cool is that?? I've previously taught graduate courses on computational methods and undergraduate courses on research design and methods, political psychology, and democratic accountability. The rest of the site describes my research and teaching experience in more detail.

Before I started graduate school, I worked for a few years in public health and education. When I'm not working, I like reading fiction (recent fave: “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer) and non-fiction (recent fave: “Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed,” an essay collection curated by Meghan Daum), traveling (especially by sailboat or motorcycle), working up a sweat (even better with friends), eating (most anything), and watching mediocre action movies (I know, just when you were starting to like me. Look, no one's perfect.) If you've ever done more than two of those things at the same time, let's definitely be friends. 

Drop me a line if I've left anything out, and thanks for stopping by. 

--R