Research

Research Interests

Judicial and Congressional Politics and Behavior
American Political Institutions
Federalism
Women and Politics
Election Law

Publications

Journal Articles

2018. “Are Members of Congress Simply ‘Single-Minded Seekers of Reelection’?: An Examination of Legislative Behavior in the 114th Congress” PS: Political Science & Politics 51(1): 115-118.

Book Chapters

2015. “The Predisposing, Motivating, and Constraining Factors of Early Voting: Assessing the Impact of Campaign Strategies and Voting Laws.” In Culture, Rhetoric, and Voting: The Presidential Election of 2012, eds. Douglas M. Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, and Robert J. Pauly. Akron: University of Akron Press.

Reference Book Entries

2018. “Common Cause.” In Money in American Politics: An Encyclopedia, ed. David A. Schultz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2018. “Majors v. Abell.” In Money in American Politics: An Encyclopedia, ed. David A. Schultz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2017. “Constitutional Interpretation.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

  • Library Journal’s Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

2017. “Court-Curbing.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

  • Library Journal’s Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

2017. “Presidential Appointments and Court Packing.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

  • Library Journal’s Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

Book Contracts

No Longer a Man’s World: Women Executives Across the Globe (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Lynne Rienner Publishers

Manuscripts Under Review

“Selling Iran: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (with Landon E. Hancock, Oindrila Roy, and Michael J. Ensley)

“New Federalism and the Culture Wars: Gods, Gunds, and LGBTQ Rights” (with John C. Blakeman and Christopher P. Banks)

Working Papers

“Explaining Gender Differences in Legislative Effectiveness: An Examination of Committee Request Success and Bill Sponsorship in the U.S. House”

“Avoiding Overrides: Judicial Review Following Congressional Court-Curbing”

“The Motivating and Constraining Factors of Congressional Court-Curbing Bill Sponsorship”

“Judicial Guardians: Court Curbing Bills and Supreme Court Judicial Review” (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire)

“Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right” (with Christopher P. Banks)

“The Strategic Use of Clear Statement Rules by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federalism Cases” (with Christopher P. Banks)

“Process Federalism in Statutory Construction Cases: The Political Representation of the States by the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts” (with Christopher P. Banks)

“The Cost of Indigence Under Legal Recovery and Public Defender Systems” (with Christopher P. Banks)

Honors and Awards

1st Place in the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 2012 Graduate Political Science Competition, “Committee Requests, Assignments, and the Female Representative: Evidence from the 80th-103rd Congresses.”

Workshop Applications

APSA Women’s Research Mentoring Workshop (October 12-13, 2018; Washington, D.C.)

Additional Research Experience

Research Assistant

  • Kent State University
    • Dr. Christopher P. Banks (August 2013-May 2014)
    • Dr. Daniel P. Hawes (August 2011-December 2012)
    • Dr. Renée J. Johnson (August 2011-December 2011)
    • Ohio Employee Ownership Center (January 2011-May 2011)

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