What is your specific area of research? What are you currently working on?
I study American Politics with a specialty in American political development. I am currently working on my manuscript on lynching and liberalism.

What is most exciting to you about joining Barnard's faculty? What are you looking forward to most about being here?
I am most looking forward to meeting the students. I have heard nothing but great things about Barnard students. Everybody has raved about how smart, hard-working and engaged they are.

What courses will you be teaching?
In the fall, I will be teaching "Introduction to American Politics" and "American Political Development."

Outside of your academic life, any interests, hobbies, accomplishments of note?
I like salsa dancing.

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