With mixed methods, 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, Political Behavior, and elsewhere.
My next book, on partisanship & violence in the American Civil War, will be complete in 2017. Related projects investigate how violent metaphors and aggressive traits shape modern political behavior, including partisan polarization and voter turnout. In other media studies, I test flag imagery effects on voting, race frames in election news, and news-seeking during wartime.