Book

Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior with Ismail K. White. Forthcoming with Princeton University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Missing the Mark?- An Exploration of Targeted Campaign Advertising’s Effect on African American Political Engagement” with Camille D. Burge and Julian J. Wamble. (link) (Rap Ad) (Classical Ad). Accepted at Politics Groups, and Identities.

“Political Awareness in Black and White: The Effect of Attention to Black Political Discourse on Black Opinion Formation.” with White, Ismail, Ernest McGowan, and Jared Clemons. May 2019.  In How Public Policy Impacts Racial Inequality, eds. Josh Grimm and Jaime Loke. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. (link)

“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)

“Black Like Me: How Political Communication Changes Racial Group Identification and Its Implications.” August 2017. Politics, Groups and Identities. (link) (appendix)

“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)

Other Publications

“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)

Under Review

“We Are One: Understanding the Maintenance of Black Democratic Party Loyalty” with Ismail K. White, Julian J. Wamble, and Corrine M. McConnaughy. (link)

“Not Set in Stone: Investigating the Determining Factors of Confederate Monument Removal” with Andrea Benjamin, Ray Block, Jared Clemons, and Julian Wamble.

Working papers

“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.