I am a professor of political science and a scholar of race, populism, and right-wing politics. I have published extensively on populism, presidential politics, political culture, and social movements.  I have written frequently in public venues including The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Dissent. My work has been cited in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker Magazine, The Guardian, and other publications; and I have been interviewed on National Public Radio, MSNBC, BBC Radio 4, France 24, and Al Jazeera among others.

My current project seeks to explain the growing authoritarian trend in U.S. politics in the United States and its implications for democracy.