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Graduate Student Publications

Graduate Student Publications

Graduate Student Publications

Current Students

Please note: Student co-authored items are listed once.


  • Munger, Kevin, Angel Villegas-Cruz, Jorge Gallego, and Mateo Vásquez-Cortés. 2024. “‘Reenviado Muchas Veces’: How Platform Warnings Affect WhatsApp Users in Mexico and Colombia.” Political Communication



  • Ray Block, Michael Burnham, Kayla Kahn, Rachel Peng, Jeremy Seeman, Christopher Seto,
    Perceived risk, political polarization, and the willingness to follow COVID-19 mitigation guidelines,
    Social Science & Medicine, Volume 305, 2022, 115091, ISSN 0277-9536,
  • Ted Hsuan Yun Chen, and Boyoon Lee. “Income-based inequality in post-disaster migration is lower in high resilience areas: Evidence from U.S. internal migration” Environmental Research Letters Forthcoming.
  • Etienne, Tom W., Michal Onderco, Michal Smetana, Sico van der Meer (2021) When do the Dutch want to join the nuclear ban treaty? Findings of a public opinion survey in the Netherlands, The Nonproliferation Review, DOI: 10.1080/10736700.2021.1978156.
  • Van Bavel, J.J., Cichocka, A., Capraro, V…. Etienne, T… et al. National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic. Nat Commun 13, 517 (2022).
  • Imhoff, R., Zimmer, F., Klein, O…. Etienne, T… et al. Conspiracy mentality and political orientation across 26 countries. Nat Hum Behav (2022).
  • Kim, Taegyoon, Nitheesha Nakka, Ishita Gopal, Bruce A. Desmarais, et al. 2022. “Attention to the COVID-19 Panedmic on Twitter: Partisan Differences Among U.S. State Legislators.” Legislative Studies Quarterly (forthcoming).
  • Kim, Taegyoon. 2022. “Violent Political Rhetoric on Twitter.” Political Science Research and Methods. Forthcoming.
  • Erica Frantz, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jia Li & Joseph Wright (2021) “Personalist ruling parties in democracies”, Democratization, DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2021.2019711 (Forthcoming).
  • Sangyeon Kim, Howard Liu, Bruce Desmarais. 2021. “Spatial Modeling of Dyadic Geopolitical Interactions Between Moving Actors”. Political Science Research & Methods (forthcoming).
  • Warner, Seth. 2021. “Measuring Executive Ideology and Its Influence.” APSA Preprints. doi: 10.33774/apsa-2021-h0630.


  • Brandon Bolte, Nicolás Schmidt, Sergio Béjar, Nguyen Huynh, Bumba Mukherjee, “The R Journal: BayesSPsurv: An R Package to Estimate Bayesian (Spatial) Split-Population Survival Models”, {The R Journal}, 2021.
  • Brandon Bolte (March 2021). “The Puzzle of Militia Containment in Civil War”. International Studies Quarterly, Volume 65, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 250–261.
  • Michal Onderco, Michal Smetana, Sico van der Meer & Tom W. Etienne (2021) When do the Dutch want to join the nuclear ban treaty? Findings of a public opinion survey in the Netherlands, The Nonproliferation Review, DOI: 10.1080/10736700.2021.1978156.
  • Van Prooijen J-W, Etienne Tom W., Kutiyski Y, Krouwel AP. Just a Flu? Self-perceived infection mediates the link between conspiracy beliefs and Covid-19 health beliefs and behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology. October 2021. doi:10.1177/13591053211051816.
  • Van Prooijen, J., Etienne, T., Kutiyski, Y., & Krouwel, A. (2021). Conspiracy Beliefs Prospectively Predict Health Behavior and Well-being during a Pandemic. Psychological Medicine, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S0033291721004438. 
  • Gary Fong, published a book chapter, “Movement Leadership in an Era of Connective Action: A Study of Hong Kong’s Student-Led Umbrella Movement” in Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-75754-0_6.
  • Huynh et al., (2021). IDCeMPy: Python Package for Inflated Discrete Choice Models. Journal of Open Source Software, 6(63), 3322,
  • Jinhyuk Jang (2021) Power-sharing in governments, clarity of responsibility, and the control of corruption, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, DOI: 10.1080/23276665.2021.1963996.
  • Nazli Avdan, James A. Piazza & Michael J. Soules (2021) Silver Lining? The Effects of Epidemics on Terrorist Groups, Terrorism and Political Violence, DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2021.1987894.
  • Seth B. Warner and Eric Plutzer (2021, July). A potential new front in health communication to encourage vaccination: Health education teachers. Vaccine (Vol. 39, Issue 33).
  • Christopher Willis (June 2021). “Sexual Violence by the State: The Role of Political Institutions in Sexual Violence Perpetration”. International Studies Quarterly, Volume 65, Issue 3, September 2021, Pages 768–781.


  • Kim, S., Yalcin, O. F., Bestvater, S. E., Munger, K., Monroe, B. L., & Desmarais, B. A. (2020, May). “The Effects of an Informational Intervention on Attention to Anti-Vaccination Content on YouTube.” In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 14, pp. 949-953).
  • Brandon Bolte. “The Puzzle of Militia Containment in Civil War.” International Studies Quarterly (forthcoming). 
  • Brandon Bolte, Joo, Minnie M., and Bumba Mukherjee. “Security Consolidation in the Aftermath of Civil War: Explaining the Fates of Victorious Militias.” Journal of Conflict Resolution.


  • Chuyu Liu. “Local Public Goods Expenditure and Ethnic Conflict: Evidence  from China.” Security Studies (Forthcoming).

  • Nick Dietrich, Kevin Reuning. “Media Coverage, Public Interest, and Support in the 2016 Republican Invisible Primary.” Perspectives on Politics 2018

  • Nick Dietrich and Charles Crabtree. “Domestic Demand for Human Rights: Free Speech and the Freedom–Security Trade-Off.” International Studies Quarterly.


  • Matthew J. Denny, Paul E. Stillman, James D. Wilson, Bruce A. Desmarais, Skyler J. Cranmer, and Zhong-Lin Lu (accepted). “A Consistent Organizational Structure Across Multiple Functional Subnetworks of the Human Brain.” NeuroImage.
  • Zhanna Terechshenko, Charles Crabtree, Chris Fariss, and Kristine Eck. “Evaluating the Influence
    of InternationalNorms and Shaming on State Respect for Rights: AnAudit Experiment with Foreign
    Embassies”. International Interactions.


  • Denny, Matthew J. 2017 and Arthur Spirling. “Text Preprocessing For Unsupervised Learning: Why It Matters, When It Misleads, And What To Do About It”, Political Analysis. 

  • Denny, Matthew J. 2017. Bruce Desmarais, Shankar Bhamidi, Skyler Cranmer, and Zhong-Lin Lu. “Statistical Modeling of the Default Mode Brain Network Reveals a Segregated Highway Structure”, Scientific Reports, 7(11694), 1–14.
  • Denny, Matthew J., 2017. James D. Wilson, Shankar Bhamidi, Skyler Cranmer, and Bruce A. Desmarais, “Stochastic weighted graphs: Flexible model specification and simulation”. Social Networks, 49, 37–47.
  • Dietrich, Nick and Charles Crabtree 2017. “Domestic Demand for Human Rights: Free Speech and the Freedom-Security Trade-Off.” International Studies Quarterly.
  • Fidalgo, Amanda and Elizabeth Carlson. 2017. “When a Null Pocketbook Effect is the Artifact: Strategically Understated Income and the Attenuation of Egotropic Economic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 11: No. 3, pp 339-361.


  • Ariotti, Margaret & Sona Golder 2016. “Partisan portfolio allocation in African democracies.” Comparative Political Studies.
  • Ariotti, Margaret. 2016. “Burkina Faso’s 2015 Presidential and Legislative Elections.” Electoral Studies 44 (December): 445-448.
  • Dai, Yaoyao and Zijie Shao. 2016. “Populism as a Strategy of Authoritarian Survival in China: Concept and Measurement” CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 26(2): 31-40.
  • Dai, Yaoyao Zijie Shao, and Xianglin Xu. 2016. “Agenda-Setting and International News Coverage: A Quan- titative Text Analysis on China Central TV News Reports” (In Chinese). Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance 4: 29-34.
  • Dai, Yaoyao Chenyuan Ji and Zijie Shao. 2016. “Media Framing Effects in Public Opinion: A Survey Experi- ment in China” (In Chinese). Journal of Public Management.
  • Denny, Matthew J. 2016. Angela C. M. de Oliveira, John M. Spraggon, and. “Instrumenting Beliefs in Threshold Public Goods.” PLoS ONE, 11(2), e0147043.
  • Liu, Chuyu, Xun Cao and Andrew Kleit 2016. Why Invest in Wind Energy? Career Incentives and Chinese Renewable Energy Politics. Energy Policy 99: 120-131.
  • Liu, Chuyu, Xun Cao, Haiyan Duan, James Piazza, and Yingjie Wei. 2016. Explaining Ethnic Violence on China’s Western Frontier: The Ethnic Violence in China (EVC) database and an Initial Test on the Effects of Inter-ethnic Inequality and Natural Resources in Xinjiang. China Review.


  • Ariotti, Margaret. 2009. “Driving Saints to Sin: How Increasing the Difficulty of Voting Dissuades Even the Most Motivated Voters,” Political Analysis, 17(4): 435-455.

Recent Graduates


  • Bagozzi, Benjamin E. 2017. “Data-based Computational Approaches to Forecasting Political Violence.” V.S. Subrahmanian (ed.) Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism. Springer Press. (With Philip A. Schrodt and James Yonamine)
  • Bagozzi, Benjamin E. 2017. “The IMF, Domestic Public Sector Banks and Currency Crises in Developing States.” International Interactions (with Bumba Mukherjee)
  • Leonard Boyle, Emma. 2017. “Was Idi Amin’s Government a Terrorist Regime?” Terrorism & Political Violence.
  • Landis, Steven. 2017 “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Applications of Automated Document Classification to MID4.” with Vito D’Orazio, Glenn Palmer & Philip Schrodt. Political Analysis 22(2): 222-242.
  • Wilson, Matthew. 2017. “Autocracies and Terrorism: Conditioning Effects of Authoritarian regime-Type on Terrorist Attacks”. The American Journal of Political Science (with Dr. James Piazza).


  • Mallinson, D. J. 2016. “Building a Better Speed Trap: Measuring Policy Adoption Speed in the American States.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly.


  • Bagozzi, Benjamin E. and Landis, Steven T. 2015. “The Stabilizing Effects of International Politics on Bilateral Trade Flows.” Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • Hannah, A. Lee. 2015. “The Usefulness of Consumer Sentiment: Assessing Construct and Measurement.” Public Opinion Quarterly (with Paul M. Kellstedt and Suzanna Linn)
  • Jones, Zachary M., Fridolin Linder, Fariss, Christopher J., Charles Crabtree, Megan A. Biek, Ana-Sophia M. Ross, Taranamol Kaur, and Michael Tsai. 2015. ” Human Rights Texts: Converting Human Rights Primary Source Documents into Data” PLOS ONE, 10 (9): e0138935.
  • Kenwick, Michael R. 2015. “Do Alliances Really Deter?” The Journal of Politics. (With Vasquez, John & Powers, Matthew)
  • Kenwick, Michael. 2015. “The MID4 Data Set, 2002-2010: Procedures, Coding Rules, and Description” (with Glenn Palmer, D’Orazio, Vito and Matt Lane). Conflict Management and Peace Science 32(2): 222-242.
  • Mallinson, D. J. and Simons, Joseph. 2015. “Party Control and Perverse Effects in Majority-Minority Districting: Replication Challenges When Using DW-NOMINATE.” Statistics, Politics, and Policy.
  • Mallinson, D. J. and Zachary D. Baumann. (2015). “Lights, Camera, Learn: Understanding the Role of Lecture Capture in Undergraduate Education.” PS: Political Science & Politics 48(3): 478-482.
  • Ojeda, Christopher. 2015. “Depression and Political Participation.” Social Science Quarterly.
  • Schiff, Eleanor L., Kim Seufer, Anne Whitesell, and David Lowery. 2015. “Agency Problems and Interest Representation: An Empirical Analysis of the Costs of Lobbying.” Interest Groups & Advocacy.
  • Semat, Joshua D. 2015. “The Cost Growth of Government Revisited.” Business and Politics (with Lowery, David, Linn, Suzanna, & Berry, William.)
  • Wilson, Matthew C. 2015. “Using Sequences to Model Crises.” Political Science Research and Methods, (with Gretchen Casper).


  • Jones, Zachary M. and Hill, Daniel W. 2014. “An Empirical Evaluation of Explanations for State Repression”. American Political Science Review.
  • Mallinson, D.J. (2014). “Upstream Influence: The Positive Impact of PAC Contributions on Marcellus Shale Role Call Votes in Pennsylvania.” Interest Groups & Advocacy 3(3): 293-314.
  • Ojeda, Christopher, and Peter Hatemi. 2014. “Accounting for the Child in the Transmission of Party Identification.” American Sociological Review. 
  • Ojeda, Christopher. 2014. “The Effect of 9/11 on the Heritability of Trust.” Political Psychology.
  • Tzelgov, Eitan .2014. “Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: Rhetorical Heresthetic in the Israeli Knesset.” Party Politics.
  • Whitesell, Anne and Heath Brown. 2014. “21st-Century Influence and the Presidency: Social Media, Campaigns, and Transitions.” In Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption. Ed. Amy Handlin. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


  • Bevan, Shaun. 2013. Policy Agendas in British Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (With Peter John, Anthony Bertelli, Will Jennings)
  • Leonard, Emma & Gilbert Ramsay (Eds.) 2013, Globalizing Somalia: Multinational, International and Transnational Reprecussions of Conflict (New York: Bloomsbury Academic).
  • Mallinson, D.J. (2013). “Where Was the Electricity?: Agenda Setting and the Politics of Electric Rate Caps in Pennsylvania.” Commonwealth: A Journal of Political Science 16(1): 41-62.
  • Maves, Jessica and Braithwaite, Alex. 2013. “Autocratic Institutions and Civil Conflict.” Journal of Politics. 75(2): 478-490.
  • Maves, Jessica and Braithwaite, Alex. 2013,”The Costs of Domestic Political Unrest.” International Studies Quarterly. (With Jeffrey Kucik)
  • Pacheco, Julianna. 2013. “The Social Contagion Model: Exploring the Role of Public Opinion on the Diffusion of Anti-Smoking Legislation across the American States.” The Journal of Politics.
  • Tzelgov, Eitan. 2013. Cross-Cutting Issues, Intraparty Dissent and Party Strategy: The Issue of European Integration in the House of Commons.” European Union Politics.
  • Wilson, Matthew. 2013. “A Discreet Critique of Discrete Regime-Type Data” Comparative Political Studies.”


  • Bagozzi, Benjamin E. 2012, “A Mixture Model for Middle-category Inflation in Ordered Survey”
  • D’Orazio, Vito. 2012. “War Games: North Korea’s Reaction to American and South Korean Military Exercises.” Journal of East Asian Studies. 12(2): 275 – 294
  • Marchetti, Kathleen. 2012. “Fighting Words: Conflating policy-making and war-making in the ‘battle’ for women’s rights” Gender, Place & Culture
  • Marchetti, Kathleen. 2012 “You Don’t Know Jack: Principals, Agents and Lobbying.” Interest Groups & Advocacy, Vol. 1, (2): October 2012.
  • Pacheco, Julianna. 2012. “Measuring State Public Opinion over Time using National Surveys: A Guideline for Scholars.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly.


  • Bevan, Shaun. 2011. “Keeping Party Programmes on Track: The Transmission of the Policy Agendas of Executive Speeches to Legislative Outputs in the United Kingdom.” European Political Science Review., 3(3): 395-417. (With Peter John and Will Jennings)
  • Bevan, Shaun. 2011. “Effects of the Core Functions of Government on the Diversity of Executive Agendas.” Comparative Political Studies, 44(8): 1001-1030 (with Will Jennings and Arco Timmermans corresponding authors, with contributions by Gerard Breeman, Sylvain Brouard, Laura Chaques, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Peter John, Anna Palau, and Peter B. Mortensen)
  • Bevan, Shaun. 2011. “The Policy-Opinion Link and Institutional Change: The Legislative Agenda of the United Kingdom and Scottish Parliaments.” Journal of European Public Policy, 18(7): 1052-1068 (with Peter John and Will Jennings)
  • Bevan, Shaun. 2011. “The British Government’s Political Agenda: the Speech from the Throne, 1911-2008.” Political Studies 59 (1): 74-98. (With Will Jennings and Peter John)
  • Dietrich, Simone. 2011. “The Politics of Public Health Aid: Why Corrupt Governments Have Incentives to Implement Aid Effectively”. World Development 39(1).
  • Ghosn, Faten. 2011. “Influence of Domestic Politics on the Decision to Negotiate.” International Negotiation, vol 16(1): 69-85. Pacheco, Julianna. 2011. “The Polls-Trends: Public Support for Smoking and Anti-Smoking Policies.” Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • Pechenkina, Anna. 2011. “Is OLS Dead in IR?” The Political Methodologist. (With D. Scott Bennett)
  • Tzelgov, Eitan. 2011. “Communist Successor Parties and Government Survival in Central Eastern Europe.” European Journal of Political Research, 50 (4), 530-558.


  • Bak, Daehee. 2010. “Testing the Biden Hypotheses: Leader Age, Tenure, and Conflict.” Foreign Policy Analysis 6(3): 257-273. (And Glenn Palmer).
  • Ghosn, Faten. 2010. “Getting to the Table and Getting to Yes: An Analysis of International Negotiations.” International Studies Quarterly, vol. 54, 1055–1072.
  • Victor, Jonah. 2010. “African Peacekeeping in Africa: Warlord Politics, Defense Economics and State Legitimacy,” Journal of Peace Research 47(2).


  • Mahoney, Christine. 2009. “Converging Perspectives on Interest-Group Research in Europe and America.” West European Politics 31(6). (With Frank R. Baumgartner).
  • Moody, Jonathan. 2009. “Explaining the Horse Race of 2008”. PS: Political Science & Politics 42(3): 459-465 (With Suzanna Linn and Stephanie Asper)


  • Arena, Philip. 2008. “Success Breeds Success?: War Outcomes, Domestic Opposition, and Elections.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 25(2).
  • Responses”. Political Analysis 20(3): 369-386 (With Bumba Mukherjee)
  • Boehmer, Charles. 2008. “A Reassessment of Democratic Pacifism at the Modanic Level of Analysis,” Conflict Management and Peace Science 25(1):81-94.
  • Boydstun, Amber E. 2008. The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence. New York: Cambridge University Press. (With Frank R. Baumgartner and Suzanna De Boef).
  • Inclán, Maria. 2008. “From the IYa Basta! To the Caracoles: Zapatista Mobilization under Transitional Conditions.” American Journal of Sociology 113(5):1316-1350.
  • Joyce, Kyle A. 2008. Third-Party Intervention and the Civil War Process. Journal of Peace Research 45(3). (With Dylan Balch-Lindsay and Andrew J. Enterline).
  • Kim, Young Hun. 2008. “Interrupted Presidencies in Third Wave Democracies.” Journal of Politics 70(3):807-822. (With Donna Bahry)
  • Lavin, Chad. 2008. The Politics of Responsibility. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
  • Mahoney, Christine. 2008. “The Two Faces of Framing: Individual-Level Framing and Collective Issue- Definition in the EU,” European Union Politics (with Frank R. Baumgartner).
  • Mahoney, Christine. 2008. Brussels versus the Beltway: Advocacy in the United States and the European Union. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
  • Mahoney, Christine. 2008. “The Role of Interest Groups in Fostering Citizen Engagement: The Determinants of Outside Lobbying” Chapter in From National toward International Linkages? Civil Society and Multi-level Governance. William Maloney and Jan Van Deth Eds. Elgar Publishing.
  • Nordstrom, Timothy. 2008. “Substitution Is in the Variance: Resources and Foreign Policy,” American Journal of Political Science 52(4):763-773.
  • Nordstrom, Timothy. 2008. “War, Power and Bargaining,” Journal of Politics 70(4). (With William Reed, David Clark and Wonjae Hwang).
  • Pacheco, Julianna Sandell and Eric Plutzer. 2008. “Political Participation and Cumulative Disadvantage: The Impact of Economic and Social Hardship on Young Citizens.” Journal of Social Issues, 64(3):571-593.
  • Pacheco, Julianna Sandell. 2008. “Evolution and Creationism in America’s Classrooms: A National Portrait.” PLoS Biology 6 (5): e124 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060124. (With Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer).
  • Pacheco, Julianna Sandell. 2008. “Political Socialization in Context: The Effect of Political Competition on Youth Voter Turnout.” Political Behavior.
  • Parks, Amanda. 2008. “Presidential Pseudo-Events and the Media Coverage They Receive.” American Review of Politics. 29 (Summer 2008): 85-108 (with Jeffrey S. Peake)