Peer-Reviewed Articles

Place, Race, and the Politics of White Grievance
Political Behavior (2023), with Ryan Dawkins, B. Kal Munis, and Francesca Verville

Emotional Reactions to COVID-19 Projections and Consequences for Protective Attitudes and Behavior
Political Psychology  44 (5), 1053 - 1076 (2023), with Jenn Merolla, Seth Hill, Mac Lockhart, Thad Kousser, and Mindy Romero

From Super Minority to Super Majority: “Critical Mass” and Legislative Influence
Party Politics (2022), with Janine Parry

Incorporating Gender Politics into Introduction to US Government Curriculum
College Teaching 70(3), 358 - 363 (2022), with Kelly Piazza and Seth Hill

Measuring the Rural Continuum in Political Science
Political Analysis 29 (3), 267 - 286 (2021), with Melissa Rogers

Contentious Federalism: Sheriffs, State Legislatures, and Political Violence in the American West
Political Behavior 43 (1), 247-270 (2021)

The Source of the Legislative Professionalism Advantage: Attracting More Knowledgeable Candidates
State Politics and Policy Quarterly 20(4), 416-436 (2020), with Dan Butler

Editor-Reviewed Articles

Book Review: Rural Republican Realignment in the Modern South: The Untold Story

Public Opinion Quarterly (2023) 

Serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond (2022), with Bianca Rubalcava

Under Review

Do Voters Respond More Strongly to the Positions of Pivotal Legislators?
R&R submitted to Legislative Studies Quarterly, with Sarah Anderson, Dan Butler, and Laurel Harbridge-Yong

Projects in Progress

I am currently working on two projects I am  excited to share.

The first, Voters casting Roll Calls: Veto Referenda as Indictments of Misrepresentation, leverages district-level referenda results to interrogate the misalignment of legislator roll call votes and constituent preferences and the institutions that mollify or exacerbate misalignment. This study is co-authored with Dan Butler and Steven Rogers. I have presented this project at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Penn State, and the 2023 State Politics and Policy Conference. 

The second, Conceptualizing and Quantifying Geographic Polarization in the American States, explores why states exhibit different overall levels of geographic polarization. This study is co-authored with Melissa Rogers. We have presented this project at New York University, Stanford University, and the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting.