I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University. My dissertation examines how moments of crisis affect the ability of women to achieve political office. Using interviews conducted in the UK and the Caribbean, an original survey experiment, and observational data, I demonstrate that gender operates as a signal of ability and independence from the incumbent during or following crisis. I also have a working paper (with Joseph Asunka) that explores how interviewer gender impacts responses to questions of gender equality in global barometer surveys.