My primary research agenda focuses on how peoples’ identities affect their political behaviors and opinions. I am particularly interested in exploring how identities intersect and interact with one another and how social identities impact political inequality. This usually encompasses three related themes: 1) how individuals, especially those from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups, gain political voice, 2) how churches and other linkage institutions mobilize members for political action, and 3) how inequality is reflected in political institutions and affected by a range of public policies. In addition to my own substantive research, I am also engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning and enjoy working collaboratively with students on political science research.
A list of my publications and ongoing research projects is available on my curriculum vitae.