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I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 


I study the relationship between information, public opinion, and policymaking, especially during periods of crisis. I employ a variety of methods in my work, including experiments, content analysis, interviews, and statistical analysis.

My research is published or forthcoming in The American Review of Public Administration, DisastersEnvironmental Communication, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public HealthJournal of Experimental Political Science, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Social Science Quarterly, and Sustainability, among others.

My book with Douglas A. Van Belle, That Could Be Us: News Media, Politics, and the Necessary Conditions for Disaster Risk Reduction, is forthcoming at the University of Michigan Press.

I received a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2018. Before USC, I completed a BA (Hons) and an MA at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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