“The Power of Post-Racial: An Exploration of Post-Racial Rhetoric’s Influence on Candidate Evaluations” with Julian J. Wamble. August 2018. Politics, Groups and Identities. (link)
“The Fragility of Racial Transcendence: An Analysis of Oprah Winfrey’s Endorsement of the Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign.” with Harwood McClerking and Ray Block. February 2018. American Politics Research. (link)
- The Conversation-Would America Vote for Oprah for President?
- Newsweek-Is America Ready to Vote for Oprah?| Opinion
“Selling Out?: The Politics of Navigating Conflicts Between Racial Group Interest and Self-Interest” November 2014. with Ismail White and Troy Allen. American Political Science Review 108 (4): 783-800. (link)
- Vox’s Mischief’s of Faction-Why Black Voter Turnout Fell in 2016
- Vox- 4 political science lessons from Kanye West’s embrace of Donald Trump
- The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage-Why are African-Americans such loyal Democrats when they are so ideologically diverse?
“Political Awareness in Black and White: The Effect of Attention to Black Political Discourse on Black Opinion Formation” with Ismail White, Ernest McGowan, and Jared Clemons. Forthcoming. (link)
“Shifting Blackness: Immigration, Ethnicity & Black Political Futures A TBS Conversations with Christina Greer & Candis Smith” April 2016. with Jonathan Fenderson. The Black Scholar-Online. (link)
“We Are One: Understanding the Maintenance of Black Democratic Party Loyalty” with Ismail K. White, Julian J. Wamble, and Corrine M. McConnaughy. (link)
- NPR’s All Thing’s Considered-What The Uproar Over Kanye West Might Reveal About Black Voters
- NPR’s CodeSwitch-What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters
- Vox-4 political science lessons from Kanye West’s embrace of Donald Trump
Working papers/Book Project
Black by Popular Demand: A Social Accountability Model of Black Politics (book manuscript) with Ismail K. White.
“Not Set in Stone: Investigating the Determining Factors of Confederate Monument Removal” with Andrea Benjamin, Ray Block, Jared Clemons, Julian Wamble and Ismail White.
“Listen to Black Women? Race, Gender and Black Americans’ Perceptions of Protest” with Corrine McConnaughy.
“Self-Persuasion and Attitude Change in Institutional Actors” with Morgan Hazelton and Molly Wilson.
“Me” versus “We?”: How Blacks Reconcile Cognitive Dissonance with Linked Fate”
All Things Equal? How Perceptions of Racial Progress Undermine Racial Progress with Julian Wamble.