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 or will be 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).

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. Paper presentations upcoming at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference (Chicago IL, May 2018) and the Law & Society Association Conference (Toronto, June 2018).

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

Collaborative research project with Tom Ogorzalek and Matt Nelsen, examining changes in neighborhood-level politics in Chicago, with a particular focus on rapidly changing neighborhoods. One part of the project, which examines how elected officials and citizens use social media as a site of local politics, will be presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference (Chicago IL, May 2018). This project is part of the Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University.