Research

My research broadly investigates how police actions affect local politics. In my dissertation, I present the first comprehensive experimental investigation into how officer-involved shootings affect the political behaviors and opinions of the public. I am also actively engaged in research that uses experimental methods to examine a diverse range of political science questions. The links below provide more detail on my current projects and published work.

I summarize my research interests in this statement.

You can download a PDF copy of my CV here.

Dissertation and Related Research

“Police Violence and Public Perceptions: An Experimental Study of How Information and Endorsements Affect Support for Law Enforcement.” with Cheryl Boudreau & Scott A. MacKenzie. 2019. The Journal of Politics. 81(3): 1101-1110.

“Local Policies, National Influence: An Experiment on Support for Police Reform Policy.”

“Police Violence and Policy Windows: How Information Affects Public Opinion about Reforms and Funding for Law Enforcement.” with Cheryl Boudreau & Scott A MacKenzie

“Crisis and Confidence: An Experiment on Public Opinion and Officer-involved Shootings.”

Other Research

“Exploration and Exploitation in Cooperative Multiplex Network Evolution.” with Keith Burghardt, Luba Levin-Banchik, M. Christy Phillips, & Zeev Maoz (Under Review)

“Unworthy Victims and Threatening Adversaries: Islam, Muslims, and United States Foreign Policy.” with Evan W. Sandlin (Under Review)

“Shocks in Cooperative Social Networks: Changes in Tie-Costs and Collapse of Altruistic Agents.” with Mikhael Gaerlan, Keith Burghardt, and Zeev Maoz

“Rallying Support or Strengthening Resistance: How do Protests Influence Public Opinion of Policy?”

“Patriots or Criminals?: An Experiment on Public Perception of Social Movements.”

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