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
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 use social media as a site of local politics, has been presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference (Chicago IL, May 2018). This project is part of the Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University.