Currently I’m a PhD Candidate in Political Science and a Graduate Affiliate of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. I broadly study questions of legitimacy, accountability, and responsiveness related to religion and politics, empirical legal studies, and political economy.

Specifically, my dissertation explores how religious groups like the Catholic Church use their public rhetoric and bureaucratic resources to influence politics by conceptualizing them as international interest or advocacy groups.

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