Peer-Reviewed Articles

Mass Attitudes toward the U.S. Supreme Court

  1. "Affective Polarization and Support for the U.S. Supreme Court," with Adam M. EndersPolitical Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.                                                               

  2. "Loyalty over Fairness: Acceptance of Unfair Supreme Court Procedures.Political Research Quarterly. Forthcoming.                                            

  3. "Who Can Impact the US Supreme Court's Legitimacy?" 2020. Justice System Journal 41(1): 22-36.

  4. "Extra-judicial Actor Induced Change in Supreme Court Legitimacy," 2018. Political Research Quarterly 71(3): 600-613

    • Replication materials 

    • Research findings describe on Vox, October 1, 2018. Available here.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  5. "Politicized Nominations and Supreme Court Legitimacy in the Polarization Era." 2018. Justice System Journal 39(3): 193-209.  

Polarization and Contemporary Attitudes & Orientations

  1. "Place or Partisanship? The Conditional Role of Identities on Candidate Support," with Daniel J. Fudge. American Politics Research. Forthcoming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  2. "'Why Me?' The Role of Perceived Victimhood in American Politics," with Adam M. EndersPolitical Behavior. Forthcoming. 

    • Research findings described and interview summarized on Salon, December 19 2020. Available here.                                                                             

  3. "The Role of Affective Orientations in Promoting Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. EndersPolitical Science and Research Methods 9(3): 615-626.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  4. "The Differential Effects of Actual and Perceived Polarization," with Adam M. Enders. 2019. Political Behavior.

    • Research findings described on openDemocracy, July 16, 2020. Available here.                                                      

Political Institutions & Behavior                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  1. "The Purpose of Senatorial Grandstanding during Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings," with Jessica A. Schoenherr and Elizabeth A. LaneJournal of Law and Courts. Forthcoming.                                                                                                                                                                        

  2. "From Statehouse to Courthouse: Legislative Professionalism and High Court Auditing Behavior," 2019. Social Science Quarterly 101(1): 362-375.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  3. "A Well Traveled Lot: A Research Note on Judicial Travel by U.S. Supreme Court Justices," with Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens. 2016. Justice System Journal 37(4): 367-384

    • Research findings described on The Hill, September 5, 2019. Available here.

Book Chapter


"The Influence of Politicians on Public Support for the Judiciary" in Jennifer Diascro, Rorie Solberg, and Eric N. Waltenburg, eds., Open Judicial Politics

Popular Media

New research shows the connection between political victimhood and White support for Trump with Adam M. Enders

The Washington Post/Monkey Cage

Why an attack on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump could hurt its reputation in the eyes of his supporters. 

The London School of Economics and Political Science Daily Blog on American Politics and Policy (LSE-APP). 

Non-refereed Material



The State of Political Knowledge in the State of Michigan with Ryan C. Black

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan Policy Wonk Blog.