Writing

Academic writing

Peer-reviewed articles

Ramanathan, Kumar. “From Civil Rights to Social Policy: The Political Development of Family and Medical Leave Policy.” Studies in American Political Development 35, no. 2 (2021): 173-193. doi:10.1017/S0898588X21000018 [ungated]

Masuoka, Natalie, Kumar Ramanathan, and Jane Junn. “New Asian American Voters: Political Incorporation and Participation in 2016.” Political Research Quarterly 72, no. 4 (2019): 991-1003. doi:10.1177/1065912919843342

Special issue publications

Ramanathan, Kumar. “Reinvigorating APD scholarship through Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction.” Studies in American Political Development, Forthcoming.

Book reviews

Review of “The Civil Rights Lobby: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction” by Shamira Gelbman. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, FirstView (2022). doi:10.1017/rep.2021.43

Public scholarship

Gender Policy Report

The Anti-Discrimination Roots of “Family and Medical Leave”, November 2021

3Streams blog

The Civil Rights Origins of “Family and Medical Leave”, April 2021

LSE United States Politics and Policy blog

Immigrants are far more engaged in politics than what you may expect (with Natalie Masuoka and Jane Junn), February 2020

Chicago Democracy Project

What’s the matter with Illinois? The Fair Tax Fails (with Tom Ogorzalek and Jacob Wu), March 2021
A View from Downballot: Fractures in Cook County’s Democratic Coalition (with Tom Ogorzalek and Bianca Varlesi), January 2021
The Racial Divide in Chicagoland’s Experiences of Policing (with Matt Nelsen and Tom Ogorzalek), June 2020
Breaking Down Kim Foxx’s Win in the 2020 Primary (with Tom Ogorzalek), March 2020
How Did Chicago’s Segregated Neighborhoods Vote in the Mayoral Election?, March 2019
Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot’s Overlapping Bases (with Tom Ogorzalek), March 2019

Political Science Now

I wrote seven public-facing summaries of American Political Science Review research articles for PoliticalScienceNow.com, through the American Political Science Association’s Public Scholarship Program. You can find these pieces here.

Other Writing

APSA Educate blog

Playing Politics: Using Games to Help Students Prepare for Final Assessments (with Justin Zimmerman), June 2021