PUBLISHED BOOKS 2018. Disenfranchising Democracy: Constructing the Electorate in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Winner of the J. David Greenstone Best Book in Politics & History Award in 2019
Reviewed in Comparative Politics, Political Science Quarterly, The American Historical Review, Perspective on Politics, Journal of American Studies
2018. Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction. With Ira Katznelson and John Lapinski. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Winner of the V.O. Key Prize for Best Book on Southern Politics published in 2018
Winner of the D.B. Hardeman Prize for Best Book on Congress published in 2018-2019, awarded by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation
Finalist for the J. David Greenstone Book Prize in 2019
Reviewed in The Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, The Journal of American History, Congress & the Presidency, Journal of Southern History, American Historical Review, Civil War Book Review, The Nation, and positively cited in The New Yorker.
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS Forthcoming “Elections, Polarization, and Democratic Resilience” In Democratic Resilience: Can the United States Withstand Rising Polarization?. Suzanne Mettler, Robert Lieberman, and Kenneth Roberts, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2019 “Partisan Polarization on Black Suffrage, 1785-1868.” Perspectives on Politics. 18(2): 470-491. doi:10.1017/S1537592719001087 2019 “Transatlantic Anxieties: Democracy and Diversity in Nineteenth-Century Discourse.” Studies in American Political Development. 33(2): 139-177. doi.org/10.1017/S0898588X19000105 2019 “A developmental approach to historical causal inference.” Public Choice. 185: 253-279 doi.org/10.1007/s11127-019-00713-4 2017. “A House Divided? Roll Calls, Policy Differences, and Congressional Polarization from 1877-2011.” With Josh Clinton and John Lapinski. American Journal of Political Science. 61(3):698-714. 2016. “Ideal Points and the Study of American Political Development.” With John Lapinski. Studies in American Political Development. 30(2): 1-25 2015. “Southern Politics Revisited: On V.O. Key’s ‘South in the House.”’ With Ira Katznelson and John Lapinski. Studies in American Political Development. 29(2): 154-184 2013. “Policy Issue Substance and the Political Behavior of Members of Congress.” With John Lapinski. In The Substance of Representation: Congress and Policy Making in the United States. John Lapinski. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS Editor-Reviewed Research Articles 2016. “An Inherent Tension within Populist Politics.” with Adam Levine. The Forum. 14(3): 311-327 2016. “Race, Party, and American Voting Rights.” The Forum. 14(1): 39-65 Book Reviews and Review Essays 2021. “Party Politics and American Racial Orders: Review Essay of Keneisha Grant, The Great Migration and the Democratic Party, Boris Heersink and Jeffery A. Jenkins, Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968, and Nathan P. Kalmoe, With Ballots and Bullets.” Journal of Politics. 2020. “Democracy’s Discontents: Review Essay of James Fishkin, Democracy When the People are Thinking: Revitalizing our Politics through Public Deliberation, Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction, Keith Bybee, How Civility Works, and Jeffery K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow, Legacies of Losing in American Politics.” Tulsa Law Review. 55(2): 163-173 2020. “Review of From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction, by Forrest Nabors.” Perspectives on Politics. 2020. “Review of The South and the Transformation of US Politics, by Charles S. Bullock III, Susan A. MacManus, Jeremy D. Mayer, and Mark J. Rozell.” Perspectives on Politics. 2018. “Majority Tyranny: Review Essay of Anna Harvey, A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy and Louis Fisher, Congress: Protecting Individual Rights.” Tulsa Law Review. 53(2):179-89. 2017. “Review of Building an American Empire: The Age of Territorial Expansion, by Paul Frymer.” Journal of Politics. 80(1): 15-16. 2016. “Review of Separation of Powers and Legislative Organization, by Gisela Sin.” Journal of Politics. 78(2): e11-e12. 2016. “Review of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government, by Fergus Bordewich.” Political Science Quarterly. 131(4): 865-66