I study political behavior through communication, psychology, and history. My book with Don Kinder is on the scarcity of mass ideology (Univ. of Chicago Press), and my articles appear in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, and others. My work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and Vox.
My next book, on mass partisanship & violence in the American Civil War, will be finished in the next year. Other projects experimentally test effects of violent metaphors, visual frames, and racial cues, each depending on audience traits for nuanced effects. In sum: mass partisanship, prejudice, competence, and aggression, with communication as a dynamic impetus.