Publications

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Book

Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11, with Fabio Rojas (Cambridge University Press, February 2015).  Read Introduction Here.  Buy Book Here.

Documentary Film

The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets, with Melody Shemtov and Marco Roldán (MeloFilms 2017 [2012]).   Watch Trailer Here.  Buy Film Here.

journal articles

Contributions by Interest Groups to Lobbying Coalitions, Journal of Politics (with Philip Leifeld, forthcoming in April 2018)

Activism in an Era of Partisan Polarization,  PS: Political Science & Politics  (forthcoming in October 2017)

Gender Attitudes, Gendered Partisanship: Feminism and Support for Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton among Party Activists,  Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (with Elizabeth A. Sharrow, Seth E. Masket,  Dara Z. Strolovitch, and Joanne M. Miller, November 2016)

Unconventional Protests: Partisans and Independents outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Research & Politics  (October-December 2016)

Mobilizing Marginalized Groups Among Party Elites, The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics (with Seth E. Masket and Dara Z. Strolovitch, July 2014)

Hybrid Activism: Social Movement Mobilization in a Multimovement Environment, American Journal of Sociology (with Fabio Rojas, January 2014)

Multiplex Networks and Interest Group Influence Reputation: An Exponential Random Graph Model, Social Networks (January 2014)

Coalition portfolios and interest group influence over the policy process, Interest Groups & Advocacy (with Geoffrey M. Lorenz, October 2013)

Polarized Networks: The Organizational Affiliations of National Party Convention Delegates, American Behavioral Scientist (with Seth E. Masket, Joanne M. Miller, and Dara Z. Strolovitch, October 2012)

The Partisan Politics of Antiwar Legislation in Congress, 2001-2011The University of Chicago Legal Forum (August 2011)

The Partisan Dynamics of Contention: Demobilization of the Antiwar Movement in the United States, 2007-2009Mobilization (with Fabio Rojas, March 2011)

Causality in Political NetworksAmerican Politics Research (with James H. Fowler, David W. Nickerson, John F. Padgett, and Betsy Sinclair, March 2011)

Organizing Women as Women: Hybridty and Grassroots Collective Action in the 21st CenturyPerspectives on Politics (with Kristin A. Goss, March 2010)

Social Networks and American Politics: Introduction to the Special IssueAmerican Politics Research (with Scott D. McClurg, September 2009)

Blogging Congress: Technological Change and the Politics of the Congressional Press GalleriesPS: Political Science and Politics (April 2008)

Coalition Dissolution, Mobilization, and Network Dynamics in the U.S. Antiwar MovementResearch in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (with Fabio Rojas, 2008)

The Chicago School that Never WasPS: Political Science and Politics (October 2007)

Partisans, Nonpartisans, and the Antiwar Movement in the United StatesAmerican Politics Research (with Fabio Rojas, 2007)

The Place of Framing: Multiple Audiences and Antiwar Protests near Fort BraggQualitative Sociology (with Fabio Rojas, December 2006)

Building the Chicago SchoolAmerican Political Science Review (with John Mark Hansen, November 2006)

Brokering Health Policy: Coalitions, Parties, and Interest Group InfluenceJournal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (October 2006)

Outside the Issue Niche: The Multidimensionality of Interest Group IdentityAmerican Politics Research (November 2004)

Issue Networks, Information, and Interest Group AlliancesState Politics and Policy Quarterly (Fall 2004)

A Note on Measuring the Economic Impact of Institutions of Higher EducationResearch in Higher Education (with Ken Brown, April 1997). For Spanish version click here.

Infrastructure and Local Economic DevelopmentRegional Science Perspectives (with Janet M. Rives, 1995)

Book Chapters

A Network Approach to Interest Group Politics, in Victor, Lubell, and Montgomery (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks (with James M. Strickland, Forthcoming 2017).  Published online by Oxford Handbooks Online in September 2016.

Political Rhetoric and Institutional Structures: Religious Advocacy in the US Congress, in den Dulk and Oldmixon (eds.), Mediating Religion and Government: Political Institutions and the Policy Process  (with Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, 2014)

Bridging the Gap between Political Parties and Interest Groups, in Cigler and Loomis (eds.), Interest Group Politics, 8th Edition (2012)

Campaigning in the Internet Age, in Craig and Hill (eds.), The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice (with Matthew E. Newman and Dari E. Sylvester, 2011)

Linking Political Parties and Interest Groups, in Maisel and Berry (eds.), Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups (2010)

Identity Crisis: How Interest Groups Struggle to Define Themselves in Washington, in Cigler and Loomis (eds.), Interest Group Politics, 7th Edition (2007)

Selected Other Publications

The March for Science and Democracy in America, Learn Speak Act (2017).

Critical Dialogue, When Movements Anchor Parties & Party in the Street, Perspectives on Politics (2017)

Transcending Partisanship in the Age of Trump, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas (2017).

Book Review, Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research, Contemporary Sociology (2017)

Will We Ever Get Along Again?The Ann (2016).

Bernie Sanders and the Occupy Wall Street Wing of the Democratic Party, Mobilizing Ideas (2016).

Here’s what was surprising about the protesters at the Democratic convention this week. Washington Post (Monkey Cage, 2016).

Why are the protests at the Republican Convention so small? Washington Post (Monkey Cage, 2016).

Democrats and Republicans are as divided about gender discrimination as they are about everything elseVox (Mischiefs of Faction, with Elizabeth A. Sharrow, 2016).

Book Review, When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History, Interest Groups & Advocacy (2016)

How Can Social Movements Win in an Era of Strong Political Parties?, Popular Resistance (2015)

Finding the Party in the Street, in Kahn and Fisher (eds.), The Practice of Research (2014)

Coalition Portfolios in Interest Group Politics, VOX POP (Fall 2013)

Elections and Social Movements, Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements (2013)

The Policy, Political, and Social Effects of the Antiwar Movement after 9/11Mobilizing Ideas (2012)

Book ReviewReforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes are Enacted, in Perspectives on Politics (March 2011)

Book Review, Resistance, Space and Political Identities, in Mobilization (March 2010)

A Tale of Two Cities: The 2008 National Party Conventions and the Politics of ProtestCURA Reporter (with Dara Z. Strolovitch, Joanne Miller, and Seth Masket, Fall-Winter 2009)

Entry on Lobbying in the Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (2009)

Entries on Harold GosnellInitiative, and Public Interest Advocacy, in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition (2008)

Book Review,  Fat Politics, in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (February 2007)

Book Review, The Indirect Effect of Direct Legislation, in the Journal of Politics (August 2006)

The 10 Contradictions of Lobbying CoalitionsInfluence (with Peggy Tighe, January 2005)

At the Root of its Success: AHA’s Lobbying Muscle Comes from a Strong Network of Local AdvocatesModern Healthcare (July 19, 2004)

On the Hill, Less is MoreImpact (December 2003)

What Was In It For ThemWashington Post (November 30, 2003)

Medicare Reform: Both Parties Vying for SupportWashington Times (November 26, 2003)

Adaptation and NetworksProceedings of Agent 2002; Social Agents: Ecology, Exchange, and Evolution (2003)

I Have Chad News for YouWashington Post (November 3, 2002)

Congressional Hearings

Long Term Care Insurance: Are Consumers Protected for the Long Term?Memorandum Presented to the U. S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (with Kristine Blackwood, July 24, 2008).  Transcript of corresponding hearing, which I organized along with Kristine Blackwood, is available here.

In the Hands of Strangers: Are Nursing Home Safeguards Working?Memorandum Presented to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (with Kristine Blackwood, May 15, 2008).  Committee print of corresponding hearing, which I organized along with Kristine Blackwood, is available here.