Recent Publications and Grants

John Sides, Daron Shaw, Matt Grossmann, and Keena Lipsitz. Campaigns and Elections. 4th Edition. 2022. New York: W. W. Norton.

Dustin Sebell. Xenophon’s Socratic Education: Reason, Religion, and the Limits of Politics. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.

Matt Grossman. How Social Science Got Better: Overcoming Bias with More Evidence, Diversity, and Self-Reflection. Oxford University Press (2021).

Marisa Abrajano and Nazita Lajevardi. (Mis)Informed: What Americans Know About Social Groups and Why it Matters for Politics. Cambridge University Press (2021).

Christina Boyd, Michael Nelson, Ian Ostrander, and Ethan Boldt. The Politics of Federal Prosecution. Oxford University Press (2021).

Refereed Articles
Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, Justin Wedeking, and Patrick C. Wohlfarth. 2021. “On Estimating
the Personality Traits of US Supreme Court Justices.” Journal of Law and Courts 9(2): 371-396

Bodea, Cristina & Andrew Kerner. Fear of inflation and gender representation in central
banking. Accepted 2022. The European Journal of Political Economy.

Bodea, Cristina & Carolina Garriga. Central bank independence in Latin America: Politicization
and De-delegation. Conditionally Accepted 2022. Governance.

Spector-Bagdady, Kayte, Shengpu Tang, Sarah Jabbour, W. Nicholson Price, Ana Bracic, Melissa
S. Creary, Sachin Kheterpal, Chad M. Brummett, and Jenna Wiens. “Respecting Autonomy And
Enabling Diversity: The Effect Of Eligibility And Enrollment On Research Data Demographics”
Health Affairs 40, no. 12 (2021): 1892-1899.

Chang, Eric, and Masaaki Higashijima. Forthcoming. “The Choice of Electoral Systems in Electoral
Autocracies.” Government and Opposition

Conroy-Krutz, Jeff. “Preferences for Traditional and Formal Sector Justice Institutions to Address
Land Disputes in Rural Mali” (with Matt Winters), World Development), vol. 142 (June 2021)

Frantz, Erica, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jia Li, and Joseph Wright, “Personalist Ruling Parties in
Democracies,” Democratization, Forthcoming

Grossmann, Matt and Zuhaib Mahmood. Forthcoming. “Internationalist U.S. Foreign Policy and
Elite Consensus.” Representation.

Grossmann, Matt, Sarah Reckhow, Katharine O. Strunk, and Meg Turner. 2021. “All States Close
but Red Districts Reopen: The Politics of In-Person Schooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Educational Researcher 50(9): 637-648

Grossmann, Matt, Kayla Hamann, Jennifer Lee, Gabrielle Levy, Brendan Nyhan, and Victor Wu.
2021. “Republicans are more optimistic about economic mobility, but no less accurate.”
Research & Politics 8(2).

Bodea, Cristina, Christian Houle and Hyunwoo Kim. 2021. “Do Financial Crises Increase Income
Inequality?” World Development. Vol. 147.

Eshbaugh-Soha, Matt and Eric Juenke. “The Politics of the President’s Immigration Rhetoric”
Forthcoming in American Politics Research

Juenke, Eric, Paru Shah, and Bernard Fraga. “Here Comes Everybody: Using a Data Cooperative
to Understand the New Dynamics of Representation.” Forthcoming in PS: Political Science and

Peter Esaiasson, Nazita Lajevardi, and Jacob Sohlberg. “Reject, Limbo, and Accept: The Effect of
Migration Decisions on Asylum Seekers.” Published online at Journal of Ethnic and Migration
Studies. February 25, 2022

Sergio Garcia-Rios, Nazita Lajevardi, Kassra Oskooii, and Hannah Walker. “The Participatory
Implications of Racialized Policy Feedbacks.” Published online at Perspectives on Politics.
December 14, 2021

Ana Bracic, Mark Brandt, and Nazita Lajevardi. “Minority Politics Online Seminar Series.”
Forthcoming at PS: Political Science & Politics

Nazita Lajevardi and Liesel Spangler. “Evaluating Muslim American Representation.”
Forthcoming at PS: Political Science & Politics.

Tabitha Bonilla, Alexandra Filindra, and Nazita Lajevardi. “How Source Cues Shape Evaluations
of Group-Based Derogatory Political Messages.” Forthcoming at The Journal of Politics.

Shirkey, G. Belongeay, M. Wu, S. Ma, X. Tavakol-Davani, H. Anctil, A. Marquart-Pyatt, S. Stewart,
R.A. Sinha, P. Corkish, R. et al. 2021. An Environmental and Societal Analysis of the US Electric
Energy Industry based on the Water–Energy Nexus. Energies 2021, 14, 2633.

Epanchin-Niell,RS, DB Jackson-Smith, RS Wilson, M Ashenfarb, AA Dayer, V Hillis, GD Iacona, EM
Markowitz, ST Marquart-Pyatt, T Treakle. Private land conservation decision-making: An
integrative social science model. Journal of Environmental Management 302, Part A:113961.

Finger, Leslie K. and Sarah Reckhow. 2022. “Policy Feedback and the Polarization of Interest
Groups.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 22(1): 70-95.

Sebell, Dustin. “Ancient versus Modern Philosophy: The Socratic Refutations and the Napoleonic
Strategy in Leo Strauss’s ‘Restatement.’” Political Science Reviewer 45 (2), 2021, 355-388.

Wolak, Jennifer, and Anand Sokhey. 2022. “Enraged and Engaged? Emotions as Motives for
Discussing Politics.” American Politics Research 50(2): 186-198.

Baird, Vanessa, and Jennifer Wolak. 2021. “Why Some Blame Politics for Their Personal
Problems.” American Politics Research 49: 478-489.

Wolak, Jennifer. 2022. “Conflict Avoidance and Gender Gaps in Political Engagement.” Political
Behavior 44:133-156.

Non-Refereed Articles/Chapters
Jan Beecher. “A Sociotechnical Perspective on Integrated Urban Water Systems” (with J.
Burton). Forthcoming in The Elgar Companion to Urban Infrastructure Governance: Innovations,
Concepts and Cases (2022).

Erica Frantz, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, and Joseph Wright, “How Personalist
Politics Is Changing Democracies,” Journal of Democracy, 2021, Vol. 32 (3): 94-108

Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Erica Frantz, “The Beginning of the End for Putin? Dictatorships Look
Stable—Until They Aren’t,” Foreign Affairs, March 2, 2022

Erica Frantz, “Contemporary Challenges to Global Democracy,” Brown Journal of World Affairs,

Erica Frantz, “Autocracy,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, 2021 (note this is an update
of an entry originally published in 2016)

Erica Frantz, “How should we confront authoritarianism?” Foresight Magazine, July 6, 2021
(published in Japanese)

Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, “It’s not just a Putin problem. ‘Personalists’ like him are behind
much of the world’s bad behavior.” Monkey Cage, March 2, 2022

Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Erica Frantz, “Why Putin Probably Won’t Give Up Anytime Soon,”
Foreign Policy, March 17, 2022

Matt Grossmann. “Looking Back to Move Forward.” Stanford Social Innovation Review. 12
October 2021.

Hall, Melinda Gann. 2021. “State Supreme Courts in the United States: The Comparative
Advantage.” In High Courts in Global Perspective: Evidence, Methodologies, and Findings. Nuno
Garoupa, Rebecca Gill, and Lydia Tiede, eds. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Pages

Hall, Melinda Gann. 2021. “Automobiles and the Fourth Amendment.” In The U.S. Constitution
in 5 Minutes, Joseph L. Smith and David Klein, eds. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

Marquart-Pyatt, S. 2022. “Participation: Public opinion and environmental action.” Pp. 333-
346 (Chapter 28) in Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, edited by Paul G.
Harris. London: Routledge Press.


Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey. “Promise and Peril: In Changing Media Landscapes, Africans Are
Concerned About Social Media But Opposed to Restricting Access” (w/ Joseph Koné),
Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 509 (18 February 2022).

Erica Frantz and Andrea Kendall-Taylor, “Digitized Autocracy Literature Review: Final Report,”
USAID Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Report, August

Erica Frantz, Andrea-Kendall-Taylor, and Joseph Wright, “Personalism in Democracies: A New

Sichone, Owen and Michael Wahman. 2021. “Electoral Violence in Zambia.” Zambia Electoral
Analysis Project (ZEAP) Briefing Paper Series.

Book Reviews
Ian Ostrander (2021) Crouch, Jeffrey, Mark J. Rozell, and Mitchel A. Sollenberger. The Unitary
Executive Theory: A Danger to Constitutional Government, Congress & the Presidency, 48:3, 394-395.

Dustin Sebell. Laurence Lampert, How Socrates Became Socrates: A Study of Plato’s ‘Phaedo,’
‘Parmenides,’ and ‘Symposium’ (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021). Forthcoming,
Review of Politics.

Wolak, Jennifer. 2021. Review of Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Systems: Public
Perspectives, Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid, eds. Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

Matt Grossman. How Social Science Got Better: Overcoming Bias with More Evidence, Diversity, and Self-Reflection. Oxford University Press (2021).

Marisa Abrajano and Nazita Lajevardi. (Mis)Informed: What Americans Know About Social Groups and Why it Matters for Politics. Cambridge University Press (2021).

Christina Boyd, Michael Nelson, Ian Ostrander, and Ethan Boldt. The Politics of Federal Prosecution. Oxford University Press (2021).

Ryan C. Black, Ryan J. Owens, Justin Wedeking, and Patrick C. Wohlfarth. The Conscientious Justice: How Supreme Court Justices’ Personalities Influence the Law, the High Court, and the

Ana Bracic. Breaking the Exclusion Cycle: How to Promote Cooperation between Majority and Minority Ethnic Groups. Oxford University Press (2020).

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz. Democracies and Autocracies. Oxford University Press (2019).

Matt Grossman. Red State Blues: How the Conservative Revolution Stalled in the States.

Nazita Lajevardi. Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia. Cambridge University

Dustin Sebell. Xenophon’s Socratic Education: Reason, Religion, and the Limits of Politics. University of Pennsylvania Press (2021).

Refereed Articles
Valentina Bali, LJ Robison, and R. Winder. “What Motivates People to Vote? The Role of Selfishness, Duty, and Social Motives When Voting.” SAGE Open (2020).

Linden Robison, Rick Winder, Satish Joshi, and Valentina Bali. “Social Capital, Relational Goods, and Economic Transactions: It’s Always Personal,” Modern Economy (2020).

Janice Beecher. “A Universal Equity-Efficiency Model for Pricing Water.” Water Economics and Policy (2020).

Janice Beecher et al. “Developing a Sustainability Science Approach for Water Systems.” Ecology and Society (2020).

Tanya Bagashka, Cristina Bodea, and Sung Min Han. “Populism’s Rise in Post-Communist Countries: Breaking Electoral Promises and Incumbent Left Parties’ Vote Losses.” European Journal of Political Research (forthcoming).

 Ana Bracic, Mackenzie Israel-Trummel, Sarina Rhinehart, and Allyson Shortle. “Gender Attitudes,

Matt Grossman, Marty P. Jordan, and Joshua McCrain. “The Correlates of State Policy and the Structure of State Panel Data.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly (forthcoming).

Matt Grossman. “Limits of the Conservative Revolution in the States.” Political Science Quarterly (2020).

Henrik Andersson, Nazita Lajevardi, Karl-Oskar Kindgren, and Sven Oskarsson. “Effects of Settlement into Ethnic Enclaves on Immigrant Voter Turnout.” Journal of Politics (forthcoming).

Daniel Bergan, Dustin Carnahan, Nazita Lajevardi, Mel Mederios, Sarah Reckhow, and Kjerstin Thorson. “Promoting the Youth Vote: The Role of Information Cues and Social Pressure.” Political Behavior (2021).

Brian Calfano, Nazita Lajevardi, and Melissa Michelson. “Evaluating Resistance towards Muslim American Political Integration.” Politics and Religion (2020).

John Kuk, Zoltan Hajnal, and Nazita Lajevardi. “A Disproportionate Burden.” Politics, Groups, and Identities (2020).

M. Gallop and Shahryar Minhas. “A Network Approach to Measuring State Preferences.” Network Science (forthcoming).

N. Huhe, M. Gallop, and Shahryar Minhas. “Who are in the charge, who do I work with, and who are my friends? A Latent Space Approach to Understanding Elite Coappearances in China.” Social Networks (forthcoming).

Shahryar Minhas, C. Dorff, M. Gallop, M. Foster, H. Liu, J. Tellez, and M. Ward. “Taking Dyads Seriously.” Political Science Research & Methods (forthcoming).

Sarah Reckhow, Megan Tompkins-Stange, and Sarah Galey-Horn. “How the Political Economy of Knowledge Production Shapes Education Policy: The Case of Teacher Evaluation in Federal Policy Discourse.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (forthcoming).

Dustin Sebell. “Ancient versus Modern Philosophy: The Socratic Refuations and the Napoleonic Strategy in Leo Strauss’s ‘Restatement’.” Political Science Reviewer (forthcoming).

Barry Burden and Corwin Smidt. “Evaluating Legislative Districts Using Measures of Partisan Bias and Simulations” Sage Open (2020).

Dino P. Christenson and Corwin Smidt. “The Coup de Grâce to the Sanders Campaign: Michigan, Momentum & Viability” Society (2020).

Michael Wahman, Nikolas Frantzeskakis, and Tevfki Murat Yildirim. “From Thin to Thick Representation: How a Female President Shapes Female Parliamentary Behavior.” American Political Science Review (forthcoming).

Marja Hinfelaar, O’Brien Kaaba, and Michael Wahman. “Electoral Turnovers and the Disappointment of Enduring Presidential Power: Constitution Making in Zambia.” Journal of Eastern African Studies (2021).

Book Chapters
Ryan C. Black, Ryan J. Owens, Patrick C. Wohlfarth, and Justin Wedeking. “Conscientiousness and Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee,” in The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Oversight, Scrutiny, and Process. Routledge Press (forthcoming).

Cristina Bodea and Christian Houle. “Ethnic Inequality and Coup d’état,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics (2021).

Cristina Bodea and Christian Houle. “The Long-Term Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Political Instability and Democracy,” in A World Emerging from Pandemic: Implications for Intelligence and National Security. National Intelligence Press (forthcoming).

Cristina Bodea and Christian Houle. “Grievances and Civil Wars: The State of the Literature,” in Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Eric Chang and Yun-han Chu. “The Corruption and Trust Nexus Revisited,” in The ABS 20th Anniversary Commemorative Volume I (forthcoming).

Wenchin Wu, Yun-han Chu, and Eric Chang. “Inequality and Regime Support: Evidence from East Asia,” in The ABS 20th Anniversary Commemorative Volume I (forthcoming).

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz. “Public Opinion in Africa,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science (2020).

Matt Grossman and David Hopkins. “Placing Media in Conservative Culture,” in Conservative Political Communication. Routledge Press (2021).

Michael Wahman and Layla Brooks. “A Statistical Analysis of the 2019 Malawi Presidential and Parliamentary Vote: Persistence, Change, and Electoral Geography,” in Malawi’s 2019 Tripartite Elections. Praetoria University Law Press (forthcoming).

Nikolas Frantzeskakis, Michael Wahman, and Tevfik Murat Yildirim. “Speechmaking in Malawi Parliament,” in The Politics of Legislative Debates Around the World. Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Non-Refereed Articles
Ryan C. Black and Timothy R. Johnson. “Obsessive Over the Possessive on the Supreme Court of the United States: Exploring SCOTUS’/SCOTUS’s Use of Possessive Apostrophes.” Journal of Appellate Practice and Process (forthcoming).

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz. “The Squeeze on African Media Freedom.” Journal of Democracy (2020).

Janice Beecher. “Funding and Financing to Sustain Public Infrastructure: Why Choices Matter.” Report for the Center for Community and Economic
Development and EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, Michigan State University (2021).

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz and Joseph Kone. “Promise and Peril: In Changing Media Landscape, Africans Are Concerned About Social Media But Opposed to Restricting Access.” Report for Afrobarometer Dispatch (2020).

Op-Ed Pieces
Ryan Black (2): Appellate Advocacy Blog, The Hill

Erica Frantz (4): World Politics Review, Schweizer Monat, International Affairs Forum, and Foreign Policy

Cristina Bodea (2): Monkey Cage (2 articles)

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz (4): National Public Radio, Africa at the London School of Economics blog, The Conversation, and Monkey Cage

Matt Grossman (4): FiveThirtyEight blog (4 articles)

Christian Houle (1): Monkey Cage

Eric Juenke (1): Monkey Cage

Nazita Lajevardi (3): Monkey Cage (3 articles)

Ian Ostrander (1): Monkey Cage

Sarah Reckhow (2): Monkey Cage, Lansing State Journal

Book Reviews
Ryan C. Black. “Review of Lighting the Way: Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Public Policy by Douglas Rice.” Law and Politics Book Review (2020).

Ana Bracic. “Review: Rights as Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power by Clifford Bob.” Political Science Quarterly (2020).

Matt Grossman. “The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics by Bryan D. Jones, Sean M. Theriault, and Michelle Whyman.” Perspectives on Politics (2020).

Discipline Newsletters
Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright. “Democracy in Crisis: The Role of Personalist Political Parties.” APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter (2020).

Bernard Fraga, Eric Juenke, and Paru Shah. “Here Comes Everybody.” The Legislative Scholar (of the APSA Legislative Studies Section) (2020).

Nazita Lajevardi and Liesel Spangler. “Evaluating Muslim American Representation.” The Legislative Scholar (of the APSA Legislative Studies Section) (2020).

Refereed Articles
  • Beecher, Janice A. “Does regulation fail or do we fail regulation?” Competition and Regulation in Network Industries 20(3): 258-269.
  • Samuel Zipper, et al. (including Janice A. Beecher). "Balancing open science and data privacy in the water sciences.” Water Resources Research 55(7): 5202-5211
  • Black, Ryan C. and Ryan J. Owens. “The Influence of Personalized Knowledge at the Supreme Court: How (Some) Former Law Court Clerks Have the Inside Track.” Political Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Chang, Eric. “Corruption Predictability and Corruption Voting in Asian Democracies.” Public Choice. Forthcoming.
  • Frantz, Erica. “Elections and Capital Flight: A Response to Goldsmith,” International Studies Quarterly 64(1): 255-257.
  • Grossmann, Matt, William Isaac, and Zuhaib Mahmood. “Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Unequal Class Influence in American Policy.” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming
  • Grossmann, Matt. “The Science of Politics Podcast.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 53(2): 324-325.
  • Houle, Christian. 2019. “Religion, Language, Race and Ethnic Voting." Electoral Studies. 61: 1020-1052.
  • Houle, Christian and Mark Kayser. 2019. “The Two-Step Model of Clustered Democratization." Journal of Conflict Resolution. 63(10): 2421-2437.
  • Fraga, Bernard, Eric Gonzalez Juenke and Paru Shah. "Did Women and Candidates of Color Ride the Democratic Wave in 2018?" PS: Political Science & Politics. Forthcoming
  • Scott, Jamil, Kesicia Dickinson, Eric Gonzalez Juenke, and Steven Thomas. "The Summer Research Opportunity Program at Michigan State University." PS: Political Science & Politics. 53(1): 137-139.
  • Lajevardi, Nazita. “The Media Matters: Muslim American Portrayals and Effects on Mass Attitudes.” The Journal of Politics. Conditionally Accepted.
  • Aggeborn, Linuz, Nazita Lajevardi, and Pär Nyman. “Disentangling the impact of civil association membership on political participation: Evidence from Swedish panel data.” British Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming
  • Aggeborn, Linuz, Nazita Lajevardi, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Pär Nyman, and Sven Oskarsson. “Parents, Peers, and Politics: The Longterm Effects of Vertical Social Ties.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.
  • Lajevardi, Nazita, Kassra Oskooii, Hannah Walker, and Aubrey Westfall. “The Paradox between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among U.S. Muslims.” Political Psychology. Forthcoming
  • Pedraza, Francisco, and Nazita Lajevardi. “The Role of PRIEC in Building Community in the REP Subfield.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53(1), 139-140. (2020)
  • Brown, Nadia E., and Nazita Lajevardi. “Introduction: Building, Sustaining, and Supporting the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Community.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53(1), 137-137.
  • Oskooii, Kassra A.R., Nazita Lajevardi, and Loren Collingwood. “Opinion Shift and Stability: Enduring Opposition to Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban.”’ Political Behavior, Forthcoming.
  • Cheng, Cindy, and Shahryar Minhas. “Keepings Friends Close, but Enemies Closer: Foreign Aid Responses to Natural Disasters” British Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.
  • Dorff, Cassy, Max Gallop, and Shahryar Minhas. “[W]hat lies beneath: Using Latent Networks to Improve Spatial Predictions” International Studies Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • King, Jonathan M. and Ian Ostrander. 2020. “Prioritizing Judicial Nominations After Presidential Transitions,” Presidential Studies Quarterly. Forthcoming
  • Ostrander, Ian and Joel Sievert. “Presidential Communication During the Lawmaking Process.” Social Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Galey, Sarah, Joseph J. Ferrare, Lorien Jasny, and Sarah Reckhow. “Building Consensus: Idea Brokerage in Teacher Policy Networks.” American Educational Research Journal. Forthcoming.
  • Reckhow, Sarah, Davia Downey, and Joshua Sapotichne. “Governing without Government: Nonprofit Governance in Detroit and Flint.” Urban Affairs Review. Forthcoming
  • Smidt, Corwin D. “A Uniter and a Divider: American Presidential Campaigns and Partisan Perceptions of the National Economy.” American Politics Research 48(2): 329-340.
  • Hamm, Joseph, Roger Mayer, and Corwin D. Smidt. “Understanding the psychological nature and mechanisms of political trust” PLOS ONE
  • Pechenkina, Anna and Jakana L. Thomas. “Battle Stalemates and Rebel Negotiation Attempts in Civil Wars.” Security Studies. 29(1):64-91.
  • Wahman, Michael, and Edward Goldring. “Pre-Electoral Violence and Territorial Control: Political Dominance and Subnational Election Violence.” Journal of Peace Research, 57(1): 93-110.
  • Kerr, Nicholas and Michael Wahman. “Electoral Rulings and Public Trust in African Courts and Elections.” Comparative Politics. Forthcoming
  • Sato, Yuko and Michael Wahman. 2019. “Elite Coordination and Popular Protest The Joint Effect on Democratic Change.” Democratization, 26(8): 1419-1438.

Additionally Reported Publications

  • Black, Ryan C. “Review of Glass and Gavel: The US Supreme Court and Alcohol
    by Nancy Maveety.” Law and Politics 29(5): 57-58.
  • Owens, Ryan J. and Ryan C. Black. “No to Court Packing but Yes to Term Limits? What the Supreme Court Bar has to Say About Institutional Reform.” The Dispatch February 6, 2020.
  • Owens, Ryan J. and Ryan C. Black. “The Supreme Court Must Stop the Trend of
    Judge-Shopping.” The Hill March 5, 2020.
  • Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, and Timothy R. Johnson. “We Still Need Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court.” The Dispatch March 31, 2020.
  • Bodea, Cristina, Ana Carolina Garriga and Masaaki Higashijima “Central Bank Independence and the Fate of Authoritarian Regimes” forthcoming chapter in
    Populism, Economic Policies and Central Banking.
  • Aguilar, Rosario and Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz. “Electoral Persuasion in New Democracies: Challenges and Opportunities” in Elizabeth Suhay, Bernard Grofman, and Alexander Trechsel, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Forthcoming.
  • Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey. “Surveys and Their Use in Understanding African Public Opinion,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African Politics.
  • Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey and Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny. “How Free is Too Free? Across Africa, Media Freedom is on the Defensive”, Afrobarometer Policy Paper No. 55 (Pan-African Profile series).
  • Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey and Erica Frantz, “What We Know – and Don’t – About Democratization, and Why it Matters for Democracy Promotion,” Democracy and Autocracy, Vol. 18, No. 1.
  • Frantz, Erica, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, and Joseph Wright, “Digital Repression in Autocracies,” V-Dem Users Working Paper, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, No. 27.
  • Kendall-Taylor, Andrea, Erica Frantz, and Joseph Wright, “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” Foreign Affairs, March/April.
  • Kendall-Taylor, Andrea, Erica Frantz, and Joseph Wright, “Why the fragmentation of European politics could bode poorly for democracy,” The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage (June 5).
  • Frantz, Erica, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, and Joseph Wright, “Digital Repression in Autocracies,” V-Dem Users Working Paper, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, No. 27.
  • Grossmann, Matt. “Organized Interests and Unequal Outcomes.” In Interest Group Politics, Bird Loomis and Tony Nownes, eds. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Grossmann, Matt. “Incremental Liberalism or Prolonged Partisan Warfare.” Forthcoming in Dynamics of American Democracy, Eric Patashnik and Wendy Schiller, eds. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
  • Hall, Melinda Gann. “Review of Greg Goelzhauser’s Judicial Merit Selection: Institutional Design and Performance for State Courts (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019)”. American Review of Politics 37 (1): 177-179.
  • Hall, Melinda Gann. Report to the Law & Courts Section on the issue of diversity and inclusion.
  • Madonna, Anthony and Ian Ostrander. Forthcoming. “Dodging Dead Cats: What Would it Take to Get Congress to Expand Capacity?" in Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform, eds Lee Drutman, Kevin Kosar, and Timothy LaPira. University of Chicago Press.
  • Ostrander, Ian. “Review of The Congressional Endgame: Inter-chamber Bargaining and Compromise by Josh M. Ryan.” The Legislative Scholar, 4(1) Winter 2020.
  • Reckhow, Sarah. “Politics, Philanthropy, and Inequality.” Forthcoming. In The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 3rd Edition. Eds. Walter W. Powell and Patricia Bromley. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Wahman, Michael. “Violence and Money: A Constituency-level Survey of Election Manipulation.” Forthcoming in Hinfelaar, Marja, Tinenenji Banda, and Muna Ndulo. (Eds.) Elections and Politics in Zambia: Past, Present, and Future; Historical, Political and Legal Perspectives. Leiden: Brill.
  • Wahman, Michael. 2019. “The Cost of Politics in Malawi.” London: Westminster
    Foundation for Democracy

Refereed Articles


Non-Edited Books

  •  Grossmann, Matt.  Red State Blues:  How the Conservative Revolution Stalled in the States.  New York:  Cambridge University Press.
  •  Erica Frantz. 2018. Authoritarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).
  •  Barbara Geddes, Joseph Wright, and Erica Frantz. 2018. How Dictatorships Work: Power, Personalization, and Collapse (Cambridge University Press).
  •  Henig, Jeffrey, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow. 2019. Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.


Publications in Refereed Journals
  • Benjamin Appel. 2018. Intergovernmental Organizations and Democratic Victory in International Crises The Journal of Politics 80 (1), 274-287
  • Cyanne Loyle and Benjamin Appel. 2017. Conflict Recurrence and Post-conflict Justice: Addressing Motivations and Opportunities for Sustainable Peace, International Studies Quarterly 61 (3), 690-703
  • Benjamin Appel and Alyssa Prorok Forthcoming. Third-Party Actors and the Intentional Targeting of Civilians in War British Journal of Political Science, 1-22
  • Bodea, Cristina & Christian Houle. (First online 2017). Ethnic Inequality and Coups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accepted at Journal of Peace Research
  • Bodea, Cristina. (Accepted 2017).The Political Economy of Monetary Policy. Entry for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
  • Bodea, Cristina & Fangjin Ye. Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs): The Global Investment Regime and Human Rights. Accepted at the British Journal of Political Science
  • Bodea, Cristina & Raymond Hicks. (Accepted 2017). Sovereign Credit Ratings and Central Banks: Do Analysts Pay Attention to Institutions? Accepted at Economics and Politics
  • Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey. “Individual Autonomy and Local-Level Electoral Solidarity in Africa” (Forthcoming at Political Behavior) Forthcoming (currently online)
  • Conroy-Krutz, Jeffrey. “Loyalty Premiums: Vote Prices and Political Support in a Dominant-Party Regime,” Comparative Politics, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 1-20
  • Erica Frantz, 2018, “Elections and Capital Flight: Evidence from Africa,” International Studies Quarterly, 62(1)
  • Erica Frantz and Elizabeth Stein, 2017, “Countering Coups: Leadership Succession Rules in Dictatorships,” Comparative Political Studies 50(7)
  • Joseph Wright and Erica Frantz, 2017, “How Oil Income and Missing Hydrocarbon Rents Data Influence Autocratic Survival: A Response to Lucas and Richter (2016)” Research and Politics 4(3)
  • George Derpanopoulos, Erica Frantz, Barbara Geddes, and Joseph Wright, 2017, “Are Coups Good for Democracy? A Response to Miller (2016),” Research and Politics 4(2)
  • Matt Grossmann and Daniel Thaler. Forthcoming. "Mass­Elite Divides in Aversion to Social Change and Support for Donald Trump" American Politics Research.
  • Houle, Christian, Paul Kenny, and Chunho Park. Forthcoming. “The Structure of Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Voting.” Journal of Politics.
  • Houle, Christian. Forthcoming. “Social Mobility and Political Instability.” Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • Houle, Christian. Forthcoming. “Does Ethnic Voting Harm Democracy?” Democratization.
  • Higashijima, Masaaki, and Christian Houle. Forthcoming. “Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Identification in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Political Behavior.
  • Houle, Christian. 2018. “A Two-Step Theory and Test of the Oil Curse: The Conditional Effect of Oil on Democratization.” Democratization. 25(3): 404-421.
  • William G. Jacoby, Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Thu-Mai Christian. “Should Journals be Responsible for Reproducibility?” Inside Higher Ed.
  • Zoltan Hajnal, John Kuk, and Nazita Lajevardi. “We All Agree: Strict Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Burden Minorities.” Forthcoming at Journal of Politics.
  • Karam Dana, Nazita Lajevardi, Kassra AR Oskooii, and Hannah Walker. “Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among Muslim Americans.” Forthcoming at Politics & Religion.
  • Nazita Lajevardi, Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell, Nicole Rigillo, and James Stauch. “Room to Flourish: Lessons for Canadian Grantmaking Foundations from Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands.” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. 8, no. 2 (2018).
  • Nazita Lajevardi and Kassra Oskooii. “Old-Fashioned Racism, Modern Racism, and the Isolation of Muslim Americans in the Age of Trump.” The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1-41.
  • Loren Collingwood, Nazita Lajevardi, and Kassra AR Oskooii. “A Change of Heart? Why Individual-Level Public Opinion Shifted against Trump’s Muslim Ban.” Political Behavior. (2018).
  • Brian Calfano, Nazita Lajevardi, and Melissa Michelson. “Trumped Up Challenges: Limitations, Opportunities, and the Future of Political Research on Muslim Americans.” Politics, Groups, and Identities (2017): 1-11.
  • Zoltan Hajnal, Nazita Lajevardi, and Lindsay Nielson. “Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes.” The Journal of Politics. 79.2 (2017).
  • Arturas Rozenas, Shahryar Minhas, and John Ahlquist, Conditional Acceptance, “Modeling Asymmetric Relationships from Symmetric Networks,” Political Analysis.
  • Andreas Beger, Daniel Hill, Nils Metternich, Shahryar Minhas, and Michael Ward, 2017, “Splitting it up: The spduration Split-Population Duration Regression Package for Time-Varying Covariates,” The R Journal, 9(2)
  • Shahryar Minhas and Benjamin Radford, 2017, “Enemy at the Gates: Variation in Economic Growth from Civil Conflict,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 61(10)
  • Nils Metternich, Shahryar Minhas, and Michael Ward, 2017, “Firewall? or Wall on Fire? A Unified Framework of Conflict Contagion and the Role of Ethnic Exclusion,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61(6)
  • Cassy Dorff and Shahryar Minhas, “When Do States Say Uncle? Network Dependence and Sanction Compliance,” International Interactions, 43(4)
  • Sievert, Joel and Ian Ostrander. 2017. “Constraining Presidential Ambition: Controversy and the Decline of Signing Statements," Presidential Studies Quarterly, 47(4): 752-776.
  • Ostrander, Ian. 2017 “The Politics of Executive Nominations in the Post-Nuclear Senate." Congress & the Presidency, 44(3): 323-343.
  • Madonna, Anthony and Ian Ostrander. 2017. “No Vacancy: Holdover Capacity and the Continued Staffing of Major Commissions," Journal of Public Policy, 37(4): 341-361.
  • McKee, Seth C., Ian Ostrander, and M.V. Hood III. 2017. “Out of Step and Out of Touch: The Matter with Kansas in the 2014 Midterm Election," The Forum, 15(2): 291-312.
  • Haddad, Nabih, and Sarah Reckhow. Forthcoming. “The Shifting Role of Higher Education Philanthropy: A Network Analysis of Philanthropic Policy Strategies.” Philanthropy & Education.
  • Sapotichne, Joshua. Laura A. Reese, and Minting Ye.    “Won’t you be my Neighbor?  An Integrated Model of Urban Policy Interdependence.”  Urban Affairs Review.
  • John W. Patty, Constanza F. Schibber, Elizabeth Maggie Penn, and Brian F. Crisp, “Valence, Elections, & Legislative Institutions” American Journal of Political Science
  • Corwin Smidt. “Pedagogical Value of Polling Place Observation By Students” Forthcoming. PS: Political Science & Politics.
  • Jakana L. Thomas and Reed M. Wood. “The Social Origins of Female Fighters." Forthcoming at Conflict Management and Peace Science."
  • Reed M. Wood and Jakana L. Thomas. 2017 . “Women on the Frontline: Rebel Group Ideology and Women’s Participation in Violent Rebellion." Journal of Peace Research 54 (1):31-46.



  • Dustin Sebell. The Socratic Turn: Knowledge of Good and Evil in an Age of Science. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. – year 2
  • Melzer, Arthur and Steven Kautz (eds) Are Markets Moral? University of Pennsylvania Press -- currently “in press” (proofs have been corrected and submitted)
  • Bonneau, Chris W. and Melinda Gann Hall (eds). 2017. Judicial Elections in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge Press. – year 2
  • John Sides, Daron Shaw, Matt Grossmann, and Keena Lipsitz. 2018. Campaigns & Elections. 3rd New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Brandy Kennedy, Adam Butz, Nazita Lajevardi, and Matthew J. Nanes. 2017. Race and Representative Bureaucracy in American Policing. Palgrave Macmillan.


Book Chapters – Non Refereed

  • Black, Ryan C., Ryan J. Owens, and Timothy R. Johnson. 2018. ``Chief Justice Burger and the Bench: How Physically Changing the Shape of the Court's Bench Reduced Interruptions During Oral Argument.'' Journal of Supreme Court History 43(1): 83-98 (March).
  • Lane, Elizabeth A. and Ryan C. Black. 2017. ``Agenda Setting and Case Selection'' in William R. Thompson, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press.
  • Johnson, Timothy R. and Ryan C. Black. 2017. ``Conference Notes, Transcription, and Crowd Sourcing.'' Law & Courts 27(3): 2, 6-9 (Winter).
  • Hall, Melinda Gann. 2018. “State Courts: Politics and the Judicial Process.” In Politics in the American States: A Comparative Analysis (11th ed.), Virginia Gray, Russell L. Hanson, and Thad Kousser, eds. Washington, D.C: Congressional Quarterly Press. Pages 275-302.
  • Hall, Melinda Gann. 2018. “Decision Making in State Supreme Courts.” In Handbook of Judicial Behavior, Robert M. Howard and Kirk A. Randazzo, eds. New York: Routledge Press. Pages 301-320.
  • Saundra K. Schneider and William G. Jacoby. 2018. “Public Opinion and Public Policy in the United States.” Policy Analysis in the United States, John A. Hird (ed). Bristol, England: Policy Press & Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, pp. 183-204.
  • Saundra K. Schneide 2018. “Governmental Response to Disasters: Key Attributes, Expectations, and Implications.” In Handbook of Disaster Research (Second Edition), Havidan Rodriguez, William Donner, and Joseph E. Trainor (eds.) New York: Springer, pp. 551-568.
  • Saundra K. Schneider and William G. Jacoby. “Graphical Displays for Public Opinion Research.” In Oxford Handbook of Polling and Polling Methods. Lonna Rae Atkeson and Michael Alvarez (eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Thomas, Jakana L. Forthcoming. “Women’s Participation in Political Violence” in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security, Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud, Eds. Oxford University Press.
  • Reckhow, Sarah and Jeffrey Snyder. 2017. “The Political Influence of Philanthropic Organizations.” Eds. Douglas E. Mitchell, Dorothy Shipps, and Robert L. Crowson. Shaping Education Policy: Power and Process. Second New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Cassy Dorff, Shahryar Minhas, and Michael Ward, “Latent Networks and Spatial Networks in Politics,” The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks
  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Erica Frantz, 2017, “Putin’s Succession Conundrum: How Authoritarians Navigate the Challenge,” Foreign Affairs (March 21)
  • Erica Frantz and Andrea Kendall-Taylor, 2017, “The Evolution of Autocracy: Why Authoritarianism is Becoming More Formidable,” Survival 59(5)
  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz, and Joseph Wright, 2017, “The Global Rise of Personalized Politics,” The Washington Quarterly 40(1)
  • Arthur Melzer. “The Moral Resistance to Capitalism: A Brief Overview,” in Are Markets Moral? Edited by Kautz and Melzer. University of Pennsylvania Press – in  press