About me

I am an associate professor in the MIT political science department, where I have taught since 2012. Before that I studied at Yale (History BA), Clare College, Cambridge (History MPhil), and UC Berkeley (Political Science PhD).

Most of my research focuses on American politics, but I have also published on comparative politics, international relations, and political methodology. I am particularly interested in how representation and accountability have evolved over the course of American history, and I often use a combination of Bayesian measurement models and causal inference methods to study these questions.

Among my current responsibilities are co-editing The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, serving on the board of the Consortium on the American Political Economy, and chairing my department’s graduate admissions committee.

I pronounce my surname so that it rhymes with “doughy” (IPA: ‘koʊi).

You can view my CV here.