I am a PhD Candidate in American Government at Georgetown University.
My dissertation, “The Tea Party: A Party within a Party” describes the Tea Party’s strategy as one of a party within a party, and focuses on the role of activists in shaping this strategy. Chapters focus on the questions: what is the Tea Party’s network? What is the Tea Party’s ideology? And why not the GOP? Throughout, I engage with the broader question of how ideological social movements shape and interact with political parties. For more information, see the “research” page.
On the side, I train seriously in Jiu Jitsu, and teach piano lessons.
Contact me at: rb459[asperand]georgetown[dot]edu