American Political Institutions, U.S. State Politics & Policy, Direct Democracy, LGBT Politics & Policy, and Interest Groups
Honors and Awards
- Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellowship, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University
- Research Methods
- Interest Group Politics
- Minority Politics
- Contemporary US Politics
- Public Policy
- State and Local Politics
|2003 ‐ 2008||Ph.D., Michigan State University ‐ Department of Political Science|
|1997 ‐ 2001||B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison ‐ Political Science/History|
Institutional Characteristics and State Policy Priorities: The Impact of Legislatures ...
State Politics and Policy Quarterly (2015)
This article examines how the institutional characteristics of state legislatures and governors affect state policy priorities. We argue that differences ...
Bypassing the Representational Filter? Minority Rights Policies under Direct Democracy ...
State Politics and Policy Quarterly (2011)
One common critique of direct democracy posits that minority rights are endangered by institutions like ballot initiatives and referenda. Empirical ...