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What are the political, social, and economic barriers to addressing the extreme inequality facing the United States today? When have public officials and communities successfully overcome these barriers? I study these questions through the lenses federalism, state politics, and inequality.

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Peer reviewed

“Setting Expectations: Rubrics as a Formative Tool for Communicating in the Social Sciences.” With Colin Brown, Matt Reichert, George Soroka, and Aaron Wantanabe. College Teaching. Forthcoming.

“Institutional capacities, partisan divisions, and federal tensions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” With Theda Skocpol & Caroline Tervo. Forthcoming in The Social and Political impact of COVID-19 in the United States special issue of the Russel Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences.

"Mea Culpa? The Role of Data Collection in Public Officials Acknowledging Policy Failure." State Politics & Policy Quarterly 22.1 (2022): 96-119.

“Examining the Effect of Explicit Writing Instruction on the Quality of Student Writing” with Colin Brown and George Soroka. Journal for Political Science Education. 17:1 (January 2021): 835-861.

“Beyond the Likely Voter: An Analysis of Conservative Political Outreach” with Angie Bautista-Chavez. Political Science Quarterly. 134:3 (Fall 2019): 407-443.

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Works in progress

Hindsight: The Politics of Failed Social Policies. Book manuscript. Under review at leading press.

“Evidence on using evidence: Partisan patterns of invoking research in national party platforms.” Working paper.

“State-level data collection and transparency and its impact on policymaking during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Working paper.

“Re-opening by number(s): State-level crisis policymaking and public health data.” Working paper.

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Other publications

“How Conservative Political Organizations Engage and Try to Recruit Left-Leaning Constituencies,” with Angie Bautista-Chavez, Scholars Strategy Network, August 2018

“The Libre Initiative: An Innovative Conservative Effort to Recruit Latino Support,” with Angie Bautista-Chavez, Scholars Strategy Network, March 2016

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