Dept. Political Science
Univ. of Kentucky
My primary area of interest is the study of mass political behavior with a focus on racial and ethnic politics and democratic support in the
U.S. and abroad. I was recently the inaugural Director
of QIPSR, the Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research, and co-edited the journal, Political
Behavior. My research has been published in a variety of outlets and funded by several agencies.
Areas of Specialization: Mass political behavior,
political psychology, racial attitudes and political tolerance.
Publications (see my Research Page)
Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks
(with Jon Hurwitz). Cambridge University Press, 2010. (2011 Winner, Robert E.
Lane Award for Best Book in Political Psychology, American Political Science Association.) See the Washington Post feature on what the book implies for Trayvon Martin’s death, George Zimmerman’s acquittal, and the aftermath.
and Resistance: Race and the Death Penalty in America," (with Jon
Hurwitz). American Journal of Political Science, 2007.
the Great Racial Divide: Perceptions of Fairness in the U.S. Criminal Justice System,"
(with Jon Hurwitz). Journal of Politics,
Race Card in the Post Willie Horton Era: The Impact of Racialized Code Words
on Support for Punitive Crime Policy,"” (with Jon Hurwitz). Public Opinion Quarterly, 2005.
and Political Tolerance in Seventeen Countries: A Multi-level Model of
Democratic Learning,” (with Robert Rohrschneider). Political Research Quarterly, 56(3), 2003.
Syllabi (Current Syllabi are on BlackBoard)
PS 473G --
American Political Behavior
475G -- Politics and the Mass Media
PS 711--009, Public
Opinion and Political Communication
PS 491--005, Political
and Racial Tolerance
271-002-Political Behavior (Spring 2002)
Contact Info (please use email!)
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Phone 859 257-7033
Fax 859 257-7034