Doctoral Student
(2014)

BA, Sociology, University of Michigan

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago

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My research investigates the structure and dynamics of political and religious belief systems. I am particularly interested in discerning the sources of constraint in belief systems – why certain ideas seem to “go together.” I am currently engaged in a project investigating how beliefs and attitudes that were previously politically neutral have, in recent years, become embedded within conservative ideology in American politics.