I study identity and group politics with a focus on the behavioral and psychological microfoundations of party-group, intergroup, and intragroup dynamics in contemporary American politics and society. My research sits at the intersection of social psychology, behavioral science, political communication, public opinion, empirical political economy, and judgment and decision making. To generate valid inferences to test substantive hypotheses, my research uses innovative experimental and quasi-experimental designs for causal inference, statistical modeling and machine learning techniques, and an array of novel measurement strategies.
- Can the Government Deter Discrimination? Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in New York City
with Andrew Guess and Macartan Humphreys. Journal of Politics, 2019.
- The Comparative Effectiveness on Turnout of Positively versus Negatively Framed Descriptive Norms in Mobilization Campaigns
with Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, and Catlan Reardon. American Politics Research, 2018.
- Do Subtle Linguistic Interventions Priming a Social Identity as a Voter Have Outsized Effects on Voter Turnout? Evidence from a New Replication Experiment
with Alan Gerber and Gregory Huber. Political Psychology, 2018.
- Nongovernmental Campaign Communication Providing Ballot Secrecy Assurances Increases Turnout: Results from Two Large-Scale Experiments
with Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, and Andrew Gooch. Political Science Research and Methods, 2018.
- The Effect on Turnout of Campaign Mobilization Messages Addressing Ballot Secrecy Concerns: A Replication Experiment
with Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, Catlan Reardon. PLoS ONE, 2017.
- The Generalizability of Social Pressure Effects on Turnout Across High-Salience Electoral Contexts: Field Experimental Evidence from 1.96 Million Citizens in 17 States
with Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, and Andrew Gooch. American Politics Research, 2017.
selected working papers & work in progress