Race/Ethnicity and Representation

Urban Politics

Public Policy

Scholarly Work Under Review

  • “The Intersection of Race and Partisanship: White Bias and Minority Representation in the States” (with Eric Gonzalez Juenke).

  • “Linking the Process and Outcomes of Parent Involvement Policy to the Parent Involvement Gap” (with Melissa Marschall).

  • “Black Candidates and Black Turnout: A Study of Mayoral Elections in the New South” (with Luke Keele and Ismail White).

  • “Neighborhood Disruptions and Resilience: Community Organizations, the Foreclosure Crisis, and Voter Turnout” (with Amber Wichowsky).

  • Immigrant Political Ambition: New Americans and the Quest for Political Office.” (with Tyler Reny).

Working Papers

  • “Multiracial Places and Faces: Minority Representation in Changing Racial Contexts” (with Melissa Marschall and Jaehoo Park).

  • “Race and Guessing Games: Comparing Three Methods to Classify Race of Candidates” (with Nicholas Davis and Michael Tofias).


  • 2013—2014 Research Growth Initiative ($125,000). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Graduate School.
  • 2012—present Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows ($25,000). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • 2010—2013 Collaborative Research: Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) ($639,410; $48,000 supplement). National Science Foundation, Political Science and Office of Cyberinsfrastructure CF21 Venture Fund. Co-PI: Melissa Marschall (Rice University, TX).
  • 2010—2011 Local Elections in America Project (LEAP)($25,085). Enriching Rice through Information Technology (ERIT) Innovation Funding Program. Co-PI: Melissa Marschall (Rice University, TX).
  • 2009 Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) Workshop ($50,000). National Science Foundation, SES - Political Science. Co-PIs: Anirudh Ruhil (Ohio University, OH) and Melissa Marschall (Rice University, TX).
  • Mellon Curricular Pathways Grant ($1,975). Macalester College.
  • 2007 Bush Intersections Grant ($5,000). Macalester College.
  • 2005—2006 Bryan Jackson Dissertation Research Support Award ($2000). American Political Science Association, Urban Politics Section.
  • 2003—2005 Dissertation in Political Science Research Grant ($12,000). National Science Foundation.