I am an Associate Professor of Politics and Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Virginia. My research focuses on how liberal democracies can become more inclusive and just. My current book project, provisionally titled When Rights Go Wrong, is a comparative study of multiculturalism and women's rights in Europe, Canada and South Africa. My first book, Women’s Rights in Democratizing States (Cambridge University Press, 2010), explains how democratic institutions like political parties, legislatures, and social movements obstruct advances in women’s rights. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, USAID/International Institute for Education, the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Italy, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and many organizations at the University of Virginia.