Ph.D.: Indiana University, 2004. Fields: American politics (women in politics, state politics, legislative politics, and political behavior).
Two Become One? Spouses and Agreement in Political Opinions (with Jeanette M. Mendez), American Politics Research (2011)
Spouses who talk about politics with each other have long been considered aberrant cases of...
Gender and the Perception of Knowledge in Political Discussion (with Jeanette M. Mendez), Political Research Quarterly (2010)
Differences in knowledge about politics between men and women have the potential to affect political...
Voter Mobilization and the Obama Victory (with Scott D. McClurg and Benjamin Knoll), American Politics Research (2010)
As with the other presidential elections from this decade, the 2008 election was followed by...
Speaking as Women: Women and Floor Speeches in the Senate (with Jeannette Mendez), Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (2010)
Research on women as legislators contends that through their unique status as both women and...
Representation in U.S. Legislatures: The Acquisition and Analysis of U.S. State Legislative Roll-Call Data (with Jennifer Hayes, Jonathan Winburn, and Gerald C. Wright), State Politics and Policy Quarterly (2009)
Roll-call data have become a staple of contemporary scholarship on legislative behavior. Recent methodological innovations...
Contributions to Books
Disagreement, Ambivalence, and Engagement (with Robert Huckfeldt and Jeanette M. Mondez), Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (2004)
Initiative Use and the Recruitment of State Legislative Candidates (with Frederick Boehmke), American Political Science Association (2011)
Racialized Institutions and Electoral Constraint: When and Where Does Descriptive Representation Matter? (with Rene Rocha), State Politics and Policy Conference (2010)
Direct Democracy and the Mobilization of Women Voters” (with Frederick Boehmke and Alicia Mundy), Western Political Science Association, (2010)
In this paper we seek to study whether the initiative process has a different influence...
Direct Democracy’s Effect on the Political Participation of Women (with Frederick Boehnke), Midwest Political Science Association (2010)