|2016. Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America. Cambridge University Press.(Buy Book: [Cambridge] or [Amazon])|
|–Findings referenced in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Slate, Washington Monthly, and The Atlantic|
|Important questions Governing with Words addresses:|
Yes. As the American public has aspired to move towards a "post-racial" society, fewer federal politicians have discussed racial and ethnic minority concerns and disparities that continue to persist. President Obama, for example, spoke less about race than President Bush in his first term in office, and President Bush spoke less than President Clinton.
|2013. The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy. Cambridge University Press. (Buy Book: [Cambridge]or [Amazon])|
|**Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA)|
|–Discussed in The Washington Post
–Reviewed by Perspective on Politics, Journal of Politics, Law and Politics Review, Choice, and Journal of American History
–Subject of Author Meets Critics (Midwest Political Science Association Conference 2015 and National Conference of Black Political Scientists 2014)
Articles Under Review:
“Education, Party Polarization and the Origins of the Partisan Gender Gap” with Jonathan Ladd and Marc Meredith.
“Income Inequality and Government’s Attention to Racial and Ethnic Minority Policies”
“The Push and Pull of African Americans Support for the Democratic Party” with Jonathan Ladd and Marc Meredith
Books in Progress:
The Ballot and the Banner: Minority Protest, Political Elections, and the Voices that Shape our Democracy
Policies that Matter: The Impact of Public Policies on Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities