I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. I research the intersection of politics, religion, and law in America, with an expertise in Evangelicals and politics, church-state relations, conservative legal activism, and rights politics. My research engages with the themes of representation and American constitutionalism, through a variety of lenses. My book The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars (Cambridge, 2017) documents the rise of rights politics within conservative Christian politics and the important role that the pro-life movement has played in that process. It was awarded the 2018 American Political Science Association’s Hubert Morken Award for the Best Book on Religion and Politics. I have also published articles in several leading academic journals. I am currently writing a book manuscript on the polarization of religious freedom in the U.S.