about me

I am a political science PhD student at the University of California-Los Angeles, focusing on American politics and formal methods. My dissertation investigates the extra-legislative powers of Congress: The ability of individual legislators to use legislative investigatory agencies to exert influence over the implementation and enforcement of policy. In other work I think about party nominating coalitions, and about the candidate selection process.


In my spare time, I write about R. E-mail me at johnlray at ucla dot com or tweet me at johnlray.