research

My research focuses on American political institutions - most notably political parties - and measuring the effects of campaigns on election results. Much of my scholarship relies on historical case studies or arguments about historical development. My research has appeared in - among others -  The Journal of PoliticsPolitical AnalysisStudies in American Political Development, and Electoral Studies. I am currently working on two book projects: National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics - focusing on the role of the DNC and RNC in the American political process - and Republican Party Politics in the American South, 1865-1968 (with Jeffery A. Jenkins, under contract at Cambridge University Press) - which assesses internal Republican party politics in the American South at the local and national levels in an era in which the party was largely not competitive in the region. 

You can find links to my published articles (as well as related data sets and do-files), additional information on my ongoing book projects, and a list of op-eds and commentary I have (co-)authored in the other pages in this section.