Writing & Media

Academic writing

Peer-reviewed articles

Ramanathan, Kumar, and Nathan Kalmoe. “Partisanship and Racial Attitudes in U.S. Civil War Enlistment.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 7, no. 3 (2022): 460–83. doi:10.1017/rep.2022.19 [ungated version]

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): 173–93. doi:10.1017/S0898588X21000018 [ungated version]

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 American Political Development Scholarship through Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction.” Studies in American Political Development 36, no. 2 (2022): 144–47. doi:10.1017/S0898588X22000062 [ungated version]

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 7, no. 3 (2022): 589–81. doi:10.1017/rep.2021.43 [ungated version]

Public scholarship

Research summaries

Can young people help Democrats hold Congress? (with Matthew Nelsen), Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, November 2022
The Anti-Discrimination Roots of “Family and Medical Leave”, Gender Policy Report, November 2021
The Civil Rights Origins of “Family and Medical Leave”, 3Streams, April 2021
Immigrants are far more engaged in politics than what you may expect (with Natalie Masuoka and Jane Junn), LSE US Policy and Politics blog, 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

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

Media Engagement

Interviewed for WBEZ Reset radio/podcast segment, November 2022
Interviewed for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS) online article, November 2022
Interviewed for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS) TV segment, November 2022
Interviewed for CNBC online article, November 2022