March 15, 2017

Talking Immigration and Executive Orders on "Issues, Period"

Podcast for John Jay's radio program, "Issues, Period," talking about immigration and the Trump Administration. The whole show is great. My interview starts around 38:45.

May 15, 2014

Research Cited in the New York Times

My article with Mary-Kate Lizotte on the gender gap in political knowledge was cited by Allison Kopicki in the Upshot blog of The New York Times. Our article is linked as "Studies show..." in the ninth paragraph.

September 13, 2011

Op-Ed on the History News Network Site

This is a short op-ed summarizing my research with Helmut Norpoth and Clara Suong on the New Deal partisan realignment.

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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York. I earned my Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 2007.


My research examines American politics and I have published work on electoral politics, the pork barrel, political behavior, and all three branches of the federal government.

In addition to my academic work, I have consulted on elections in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Pork Barrel Politics Releasing in August!

I'm very excited to announce the release of my book, Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines in a Polarized Era, published by Columbia University Press, on August 6th.

Columbia University Press site