This summer, I join Louisiana State University as an assistant professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and in political science. I began as a George Washington University post-doc and prof at Monmouth College.
With mixed methods & new measures, I study political psychology, communication, and history. My book with Don Kinder on the scarcity of mass ideology is forthcoming (Univ. of Chicago Press), and my articles appear in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Psychology, and Political Behavior.
Several of my projects investigate how violent metaphors and the public’s aggressive traits shape political behavior, including partisan polarization & voter turnout. Other work focuses on flag imagery effects, race in election news, and news-seeking during wartime. My next book, on partisanship & violence in the American Civil War, will be completed in 2017.