research

Political Development of Family and Medical Leave Policy, ongoing

Independent research project tracing the political development of family and medical leave policy in the United States. Papers from this project have been presented at the Social Science History Association Conference (Montreal, November 2017), the Policy History Conference (Tempe AZ, May 2018), and the Law & Society Association Conference (Toronto, June 2018). Another presentation is upcoming at the Midwest Law & Society Retreat (Madison, WI, October 2018).

Criminal justice policy frames and white racial attitudes, ongoing, Northwestern University

Collaborative project with Denzel Avant and Brianna White, examining the impact of knowledge about racial disparities on support for criminal justice policies among whites. A working paper from this project has been presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference (Chicago IL, May 2018) and the Law & Society Association Conference (Toronto, June 2018), and at the American Political Science Association Conference (Boston MA, August 2018).

Changing Dimensions of Neighborhood Politics in Chicago, ongoing, Northwestern University

A set of collaborative research projects with the Chicago Democracy Project, examining changes in neighborhood-level politics in Chicago, with a particular focus on rapidly changing neighborhoods. Two projects under this banner are:

  • A study of how elected officials use social media as a site of local politics, with a particular focus on how local elected officials engage with state and national politics in constituent-oriented communication. Collaborative project with Tom Ogorzalek. A paper from this project has been presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference (Chicago IL, May 2018).
  • A survey of the Chicagoland area, with oversamples of rapidly changing neighborhoods and suburbs. Collaborative project with Tom Ogorzalek, Matt Nelsen, Reuel Rogers, and Traci Burch.