Publications and Working Papers


Banners, barricades, and Bombs: The Tactical Choices of Social Movements and Public Opinion. 

Comparative Political Studies, 2016, 49(13), 1774-1808. With Connor Huff.

In this paper we use an experimental survey design to explore how the tactical choices of social movements affect public opinion about whether the government should negotiate with the movement and the bargains that should be struck once negotiations begin. 

Investigator Characteristics and Respondent Behavior in Online Surveys

Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2018, 5(1): 56-67. With Ariel White, Anton Strezhnev, Christopher Lucas, and Connor Huff.

Prior research demonstrates that responses to surveys can vary depending on the race, gender, or ethnicity of the investigator asking the question. We build upon this research by empirically testing how information about researcher identity in online surveys affects subject responses.


Rewarding Contention: SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND political capital.

R&R at Political Science Research and Methods.

Does activist experience translate into political capital? In this paper, I use a conjoint experiment in Spain to explore whether voters reward candidates for activism in social movements and what drives voters' (dis)approval of activists-turned-politicians. 


Coethnicity and clientelism in divided societies: Insights from an experimental study of political behavior in Lebanon

Working Paper. With Melani Cammett and Sami Attalah.

In this paper, we address several interrelated questions about what drives political behavior in developing countries, where clientelism structures political life and identity-based cleavages are politicized, focusing on the interplay between clientelism and “identity politics.” 


teargas and selfie cams: Foreign Protests and Media in the Digital Age.

Under Review. With Ze Fu & Naima Green.

In this paper, we use a survey experiment to explore whether 1) repression of pro-democracy protestors abroad by authorities increases public support for U.S. intervention on their behalf and 2) if the source of the information about repression influences the levels of support.


Escaping Collective Responsibility in Fluid Party Systems: Evidence from South Korea.

Electoral Studies, 2018With Joan Cho.

How does the public evaluate politicians' reactions to crises that damage their party's image? Using an experimental survey design and the 2016 South Korean political scandal, we explore which strategies allow politicians to avoid electoral accountability for corruption in their party.