I'm a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at Rutgers University. My research interests include the political representation of minorities—specifically women and young people, political parties, and European politics.
My dissertation investigates aged-gendered candidate selection mechanisms within the major political parties in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Paying special attention to the ambitions and experiences of young party members, I use youth party member surveys and interviews to better understand when and how political careers (do not) begin. My research contributes both to the growing interest in young people's experiences in formal politics, as well as to the established literature on political party candidate selection methods and feminist institutionalism.