Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Issues vs. Affect: How Do Elite and Mass Polarization Compare?” Conditionally Accepted. Journal of Politics.

  2. “The Role of Affective Orientations in Promoting Perceived Polarization.” Forthcoming. With Miles T. Armaly. Political Science Research and Methods.

  3. Value Extremity Contributes to Affective Polarization in the U.S.” Conditionally Accepted. With Robert N. Lupton. Political Science Research and Methods.

  4. A Matter of Principle? On the Relationship Between Racial Resentment and Ideology.” Forthcoming. Political Behavior.

  5. “Are All 'Birthers' Conspiracy Theorists?: On the Relationship Between Conspiratorial Thinking and Political Orientations.” Forthcoming. With Steven M. Smallpage and Robert N. Lupton. British Journal of Political Science.

  6. Why Do People Believe COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories? 2020. With Joseph E. Uscinski, Michelle Seelig, Casey Klofstad, John Funchion, Caleb Everett, Stephan Wuchty, Kamal Premaratne, and Manohar Murthi. The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review.

  7. Values and Political Predispositions in the Age of Polarization: Examining the Relationship between Partisanship and Ideology, 1988-2012.” 2020. With Robert N. Lupton and Steven M. Smallpage. British Journal of Political Science 50(1): 241-260.

  8. Conspiratorial Thinking and Political Constraint.” 2019. Public Opinion Quarterly 83(3): 510-533.

  9. The Differential Effects of Actual and Perceived Polarization.” 2019. With Miles T. Armaly. Political Behavior 41(3): 815-839.

  10. “Informational Cues, Partisan Motivated Reasoning, and the Manipulation of Conspiracy Beliefs.” 2019. With Steven M. Smallpage. Political Communication 36(1): 83-102.​​​​

  11. “The Increasing Racialization of American Electoral Politics, 1988-2016.” 2019. With Jamil S. Scott. American Politics Research 47(2): 275-303.

    • Winner, 2016 Election Research Preacceptance Competition.​

  12. Who Are Conspiracy Theorists? A Comprehensive Approach to Explaining Conspiracy Beliefs.” 2019. With Steven M. Smallpage. Social Science Quarterly 100(6): 2017-2032.

  13. On the Measurement of Conspiracy Beliefs.” 2018. With Steven M. Smallpage. Research & Politics January-March: 1-4.

  14. The Partisan Contours of Conspiracy Theory Beliefs.” 2017. With Steven M. Smallpage and Joseph E. Uscinski. Research & Politics October-December: 1-7.

Book Chapters

  1. “Polls, Plots, and Party Politics: Conspiracy Theories in Contemporary America.” Forthcoming. With Steven M. Smallpage. In Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them. Joseph E. Uscinski (Editor). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

  2. “Ideology and Core Values.” 2017. With Robert N. Lupton and William G. Jacoby. In The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, Volume II. Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans, Michael S. Lewis-Beck (Editors). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 


Popular Media

  1. Conspiracy theories run rampant when people feel helpless. Like now.With Joseph E. Uscinski. The Washington Post. May 5, 2020.

  2. The Coronavirus Conspiracy Boom.With Joseph E. Uscinski. The Atlantic. April 30, 2020.

  3. Conspiracy thinking is only dangerous when it mixes with extreme partisanship.With Steven M. Smallpage. The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy. November 14, 2018.

  4. Why the racialization of American politics is here to stay.With Jamil S. Scott. The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy. June 15, 2018.

  5. White racial resentment has been gaining political power for decades.With Jamil S. Scott. Washington Post/Monkey Cage. January 15, 2018.

  6. Racial prejudice, not populism or authoritarianism, predicts support for Trump over Clinton.With Steven M. Smallpage. Washington Post/Monkey Cage. May 26, 2016.

  7. Obama was right: Conspiracy theorists are more likely to oppose gun control.With Steven M. Smallpage.Washington Post/Monkey Cage. January 19, 2016.

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