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Baker, A., & Cupery, D. (2023). Animosity, Amnesia, or Admiration? Mass Opinion Around the World Toward the Former Colonizer. British Journal of Political Science, 1–18. 


Baker, A. (2023). The Microfoundations of Latin America’s Social Policy Coalitions: The Insider/Outsider Labor Divide and Attitudes Toward Different Welfare Programs in Mexico. World Politics, 75(1), 99–144. 


Zöller, A.-C., Ramcharan, B. G., Brett, R., Clark, A. M., & Parker, P. (2023). The Protection Roles of Human Rights NGOs: Essays in Honour of Adrien-Claude Zoller. Brill Nijhoff. 


Duncan, N. T., Balcazar, P., Gonzalez, D., Tamene, M., & Clawson, R. A. (2023). Creating, Implementing, and Experiencing Research Opportunities: A Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. PS: Political Science & Politics, 1–7. 


Cohen, M. J., & Cassell, K. J. (2023). Reducing Item Nonresponse to Vote-choice Questions: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Mexico. Public Opinion Quarterly, 87(1), 1–23. 


Castorena, O., Cohen, M. J., Lupu, N., & Zechmeister, E. J. (2023). How worried should we be? The Implications of Fabricated Survey Data for Political Science. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 35(2). 


Dietrich, B. J. and Hayes M. (2023) "Symbols of the Struggle: Descriptive Representation and Issue-Based Symbolism in the US House Speeches" Journal of Politics 85:(4)


Dietrich, B. J. and ML Sands. (2023) "Seeing racial avoidance on New York City streets" Nature Human Behaviour. 7:1275-1281.


Schiff, D. S. (2023). Looking Through a Policy Window with Tinted Glasses: Setting the Agenda for U.S. AI policy. Review of Policy Research.  


Schiff, D. S., & Schiff, K. J. (2023). Narratives And Expert Information in Agenda‐setting: Experimental Evidence on State Legislator Engagement with Artificial Intelligence Policy. Policy Studies Journal. 


Schiff, D. S., & Schiff, K. J. (2023). Narratives and Expert Information in Agenda‐setting: Experimental Evidence on State Legislator Engagement with Artificial Intelligence Policy. Policy Studies Journal.  


Fortunato, D., McCrain, J., & Schiff, K. J. (2023). Public Support for Professional Legislatures. State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 1–13.  


Clark, T. S., Cohen, E., Glynn, A. N., Owens, M. L., Gunderson, A., & Jackson Schiff, K. (2023). Are Police Racially Biased in the Decision to Shoot? The Journal of Politics, 85(3), 826–842. 


Scudder, M. F., & White, S. K. (2023). The Two Faces of democracy: Decentering Agonism and Deliberation. Oxford University Press. 


Monsees, L., Liebetrau, T., Austin, J. L., Leander, A., & Srivastava, S. (2023). Transversal Politics of Big Tech. International Political Sociology, 17(1). 


Zhou, S., Gao, X., Wellstead, A. M., & Kim, D. M. (2023). Operationalizing Social Equity in Public Policy Design: A Comparative Analysis of Solar Equity Policies in the United States. Policy Studies Journal. 




Fariss, C. J., Anders, T., Markowitz, J. N., & Barnum, M. (2022). New Estimates of Over 500 Years of Historic GDP and Population Data. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 66(3), 553–591. 


Baker, A., & Dorr, D. (2022). Labor Informality and the Vote in Latin America: A Meta-analysis. Latin American Politics and Society, 64(2), 21–44. 

Baker, A. (2022). Shaping the Developing World the West, the South, and the Natural World (2nd ed.). SAGE. 


Clark, A. M. (2022). Demands of justice: The Creation of a Global Human Rights Practice. Cambridge University Press. 


Cohen, M. J., Smith, A. E., Moseley, M. W., & Layton, M. L. (2022). Winners’ Consent? Citizen Commitment to Democracy When Illiberal Candidates Win Elections. American Journal of Political Science, 67(2), 261–276.  


Dayaratna, K., Crosson, J., & Hubbard, C. (2022). Closed Form Bayesian Inferences for Binary Logistic Regression with Applications to American Voter Turnout. Stats, 5(4), 1174–1194.  


Strickland, J. M., & Crosson, J. M. (2022). K Street on Main: Legislative Turnover and Multi-client Lobbying. Political Science Research and Methods, 1–17.  


Baum, M. A., Dietrich, B. J., Goldstein, R., & Sen, M. (2022). Sensitive Questions, Spillover Effects, And Asking About Citizenship on the US Census. The Journal of Politics, 84(3), 1869–1873. 


Vargas, M. T., Garcia, M., Vidaurre, T., Carrasco, A., Araujo, N., Medema, C., Asquith, N., Pynegar, E., Tobon, C., Manco, Y., Ma, Z., Bauchet, J., Grillos, T., & McWherter, B. (2022). The Researcher–practitioner Symbiosis: Evolving Mutualisms from Parachutes. Conservation Science and Practice, 4(5).  


McWherter, B., Bauchet, J., Ma, Z., Grillos, T., Asquith, N., Rathjen, M., & Markos, A. (2022). Compliance Under Control: Insights from an Incentive-based Conservation Program in Rural Bolivia. Ecological Economics, 194, 107317. 


Atkeson, L. R., Hansen, W. L., Oliver, M. T., Maestas, C. D., & Wiemer, E. C. (2022). Should I Vote-by-mail or in Person? The Impact of Covid-19 Risk Factors and Partisanship on Vote mode decisions in the 2020 presidential election. PLOS ONE, 17(9). 


Canales, K., Kropf, M., Leland, S., & Maestas, C. D. (2022). Revisiting The Micro-Foundations of the Tiebout Theory of Local Expenditures: Are Private Community Amenities Substitutes for Local Public Services in Residential Choices? Urban Affairs Review, 59(5), 1441–1469. 


Stone, W. J., & McCann, J. A. (2022). Republic at Risk an Introduction to American Politics. Cambridge University Press. 


McCann, J. A., Escobar, C., & Arana, R. (2022). Mexicans and Colombians at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study of Political Engagement. Latin American Research Review, 54(1), 16–34.  


O’Shaughnessy, M. R., Schiff, D. S., Varshney, L. R., Rozell, C. J., & Davenport, M. A. (2022). What Governs Attitudes Toward Artificial Intelligence Adoption and Governance? Science and Public Policy, 50(2), 161–176. 


Schiff, K. J., Montagnes, B. P., & Peskowitz, Z. (2022). Priming Self-reported Partisanship. Public Opinion Quarterly, 86(3), 643–667.  


Srivastava, S. (2022). Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics. Cambridge University Press. 


Lemke, T., Szarejko, A. A., Auchter, J., Barder, A. D., Green, D., Pampinella, S., & Srivastava, S. (2022). Forum: Doing Historical International Relations. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 36(1), 3–34.  


Srivastava, S. (2022). Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the Making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company. International Organization, 76(3), 690–712. 


Tsai, L. L., Trinh, M., & Liu, S. (2022). What makes anticorruption punishment popular? individual-level evidence from China. The Journal of Politics, 84(1), 602–606. 


Shin, H. C., Vallury, S., Abbott, J. K., Anderies, J. M., & Yu, D. J. (2022). Understanding The Effects of Institutional Diversity on Irrigation Systems Dynamics. Ecological Economics, 191, 107221. 


Pouladi, P., Nazemi, A. R., Pouladi, M., Nikraftar, Z., Mohammadi, M., Yousefi, P., Yu, D. J., Afshar, A., Aubeneau, A., & Sivapalan, M. (2022). Desiccation Of a Saline Lake as a Lock-in Phenomenon: A Socio-hydrological Perspective. Science of The Total Environment, 811, 152347.  


Garcia, M., Yu, D., Park, S., Yousefi Bahambari, P., Mohajer Iravanloo, B., & Sivapalan, M. (2022). Weathering Water Extremes And Cognitive Biases In A Changing Climate. Water Security, 15, 100110.  


Wei, Y., Wei, J., Li, G., Wu, S., Yu, D., Ghoreishi, M., Lu, Y., Souza, F. A., Sivapalan, M., & Tian, F. (2022). A sOcio-hydrological Framework for Understanding Conflict and Cooperation with Respect to Transboundary Rivers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(8), 2131–2146.  


Shin, H. C., Vallury, S., Janssen, M. A., & Yu, D. J. (2022). Joint Effects of Voluntary Participation and Group Selection on the Evolution of Altruistic Punishment. PLOS ONE, 17(5).  


Sung, K., Kim, Y., & Yu, D. (2022). Spatially Explicit Agent-based Approach for Human–flood Interaction Modeling Under External Support. Journal of Hydrology, 612, 128175.  


Yu, D. J., Haeffner, M., Jeong, H., Pande, S., Dame, J., Di Baldassarre, G., Garcia-Santos, G., Hermans, L., Muneepeerakul, R., Nardi, F., Sanderson, M. R., Tian, F., Wei, Y., Wessels, J., & Sivapalan, M. (2022). On Capturing Human Agency and Methodological Interdisciplinarity in Socio-hydrology Research. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 67(13), 1905–1916.  


Zhong, H., Zhou, S., Zhao, Z., Zhang, H., Nie, J., & Simayi, P. (2022). An Empirical Study on The Types of Consumers and Their Preferences for E-waste Recycling with a Points System. Cleaner and Responsible Consumption, 7, 100087.  


Gao, X., & Zhou, S. (2022). Solar Adoption Inequality in the U.S.: Trend, Magnitude, and Solar Justice Policies. Energy Policy, 169, 113163.  


Lu, H., & Zhou, S. (2022). Using Policy Goal Ambiguity to Manage Policy Goal Conflicts: Sponge-city Program Implementation in Old Neighbourhoods. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 1–17.  


Shrestha, A., Souza, F. A., Park, S., Cherry, C., Garcia, M., Yu, D. J., & Mendiondo, E. M. (2022). Socio-hydrological Modeling of the Tradeoff Between Flood Control and Hydropower Provided by the Columbia River Treaty. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(19), 4893–4917.  


Marston, L. T., Zipper, S., Smith, S. M., Allen, J. J., Butler, J. J., Gautam, S., & Yu, D. J. (2022). The Importance of Fit in Groundwater Self-governance. Environmental Research Letters, 17(11), 111001. 





Browning, R. X. (2021). The evolution of political rhetoric (Vol. 6). Purdue University Press. 


Clawson, R. A., & Oxley, Z. M. (2021). Public opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice (4th ed.). CQ Press, an Imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc. 


Layton, M. L., Smith, A. E., Moseley, M. W., & Cohen, M. J. (2021). Demographic Polarization and the Rise of the Far Right: Brazil’s 2018 Presidential Election. Research & Politics, 8(1), 205316802199020. 


Crosson, J. M., & Tsebelis, G. (2021). Multiple Vote Electoral Systems: A Remedy for Political Polarization. Journal of European Public Policy, 29(6), 932–952.  


Crosson, J. M., & Parinandi, S. C. (2021). Essential or expedient? covid-19 and Business Closures in the U.S. States. Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, 2(1), 81–102.  


Furnas, A. C., Crosson, J. M., & Lorenz, G. M. (2021). Pandemic Pluralism: Legislator Championing of Organized Interests in Response to COVID-19. Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, 2(1), 23–41. 


Grillos, T. (2021). Participation Improves Collective Decisions (When It Involves Deliberation): Experimental Evidence from Kenya. British Journal of Political Science, 52(4), 1728–1747.  


Molina‐Garzón, A., Grillos, T., Zarychta, A., & Andersson, K. P. (2021). Decentralization Can Increase Cooperation Among Public Officials. American Journal of Political Science, 66(3), 554–569. 


Grillos, T., Zarychta, A., & Nelson Nuñez, J. (2021). Water Scarcity & Procedural Justice in Honduras: Community-based Management Meets Market-based Policy. World Development, 142, 105451.  


Grillos, T., Zarychta, A., & Andersson, K. (2021). Governance Reform, Decentralization, and Teamwork in Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Honduran Health Center. Public Administration, 99(4), 832–858. 


Emmelhainz, R., Zarychta, A., Grillos, T., & Andersson, K. (2021). Linking Knowledge with Action When Engagement Is Out of Reach: Three Contextual Features of Effective Public Health Communication. Health Policy and Planning, 36(10), 1534–1544.  


Zarychta, A., Grillos, T., & Andersson, K. P. (2021). Accountability and Effort Among Street-level Bureaucrats: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment. International Public Management Journal, 25(6), 916–938. 


McCann, J. A., Leal, D. L., Navarre, R., & Cornelius, W. A. (2021). Transnational Political Engagement and the Civic Incorporation of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública, 10(1), 129–164.  


McCann, J. A., & Jones-Correa, M. (2021). Political Incorporation, Interrupted? The Effects of Loss and Distress Following The 2016 U.S. Elections on the Civic Attitudes and Involvement of Latino Immigrants. Political Behavior, 45(2), 469–489. 


Schiff, D. (2021). Education For AI, Not AI For Education: The Role of Education and Ethics in National AI Policy Strategies. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 32(3), 527–563.  


Nazareno, L., & Schiff, D. S. (2021). The Impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence on Worker Well-being. Technology in Society, 67, 101679.  


Schiff, D. S., Schiff, K. J., & Pierson, P. (2021). Assessing Public Value Failure in Government Adoption of Artificial Intelligence. Public Administration, 100(3), 653–673.  


Schiff, D., Rakova, B., Ayesh, A., Fanti, A., & Lennon, M. (2021). Explaining the Principles to Practices Gap in AI. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 40(2), 81–94.  


Schiff, D., Borenstein, J., Biddle, J., & Laas, K. (2021). AI Ethics in the Public, Private, and NGO Sectors: A Review of a Global Document Collection. 


Schiff, D. S., Schiff, K. J., & Pierson, P. (2021). Assessing Public Value Failure in Government Adoption of Artificial Intelligence. Public Administration, 100(3), 653–673. 


Scudder, M. F., Ercan, S. A., & McCallum, K. (2021). Institutional Listening in Deliberative Democracy: Towards A Deliberative Logic of Transmission. Politics, 43(1), 38–53.  


Scudder, M. F. (2021). Deliberative Democracy, More Than Deliberation. Political Studies, 71(1), 238–255.  


Scudder, M. F. (2021). Measuring Democratic Listening: a Listening Quality Index. Political Research Quarterly, 75(1), 175–187. 


Srivastava, S. (2021). Navigating NGO–government Relations in Human Rights: New Archival Evidence from Amnesty International, 1961–1986. International Studies Quarterly, 66(1).  


Srivastava, S. (2021). Algorithmic Governance and the International Politics of Big Tech. Perspectives on Politics, 1–12.  


Srivastava, S., & Muscott, L. (2021). How to Hold Unjust Structures Responsible in International Relations. International Studies Quarterly, 65(3), 573–581. 


Timoneda, J. C., & Wibbels, E. (2021). Spikes and Variance: Using Google Trends to Detect and Forecast Protests. Political Analysis, 30(1), 1–18. 


Naderpajouh, N., Choi, J., Yu, D. J., & Kwak, Y. H. (2021). Management of Resilience in Civil Infrastructure Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Journal of Management in Engineering, 37(1). 


Chang, H., Yu, D. J., Markolf, S. A., Hong, C., Eom, S., Song, W., & Bae, D. (2021). Understanding Urban Flood Resilience in the anthropocene: A Social–ecological–technological Systems (SETS) Learning Framework. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 111(3), 837–857. 


Odimayomi, T. O., Proctor, C. R., Wang, Q. E., Sabbaghi, A., Peterson, K. S., Yu, D. J., Lee, J., Shah, A. D., Ley, C. J., Noh, Y., Smith, C. D., Webster, J. P., Milinkevich, K., Lodewyk, M. W., Jenks, J. A., Smith, J. F., & Whelton, A. J. (2021). Water Safety Attitudes, Risk Perception, Experiences, And Education for Households Impacted by the 2018 Camp Fire, California. Natural Hazards, 108(1), 947–975.  


Oh, W. S., Yu, D. J., & Muneepeerakul, R. (2021). Efficiency-fairness Trade-offs in Evacuation Management of Urban Floods: The Effects of the Shelter Capacity and Zone Prioritization. PLOS ONE, 16(6). 


Pouladi, P., Badiezadeh, S., Pouladi, M., Yousefi, P., Farahmand, H., Kalantari, Z., Yu, D. J., & Sivapalan, M. (2021). Interconnected Governance and Social Barriers Impeding the Restoration Process of Lake Urmia. Journal of Hydrology, 598, 126489. 


Geglio, T., Bradley, T., Williams, T., Zhou, S., Watkins, D., & Minakata, D. (2021). Water- and energy-efficient Appliances for Circular Water Economy: Conceptual Framework Development and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Consumption. ACS ES & Engineering, 2(3), 409–422.  


Zhou, S., & Solomon, B. D. (2021). The Interplay Between Renewable Portfolio Standards and Voluntary Green Power Markets in the United States. Renewable Energy, 178, 720–729.  


Lu, H., Mayer, A. L., Zhou, S., & Wellstead, A. (2021). Unveiling the Quasi-public-private Partnership (QPPP): Evidence from China’s Environmental Service Sector. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 23(3), 302–316.  


Solomon, B. D., & Zhou, S. (2021). Renewable Portfolio Standards: Do Voluntary Goals Vs. Mandatory Standards Make a Difference? Review of Policy Research, 38(2), 146–163.  


Zhou, S. (2021). The Effect of Smart Meter Penetration on Dynamic Electricity Pricing: Evidence from the United States. The Electricity Journal, 34(3), 106919.  


Zhou, S., & Liang, J. (2021). Migrant Workers and Environmental Amenities and Infrastructure in Urban China: From the Lens of Environmental Justice. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 23(6), 781–795.  



Swati Srivastava
Dr. Swati Srivastava Awarded NEH Summer Stipend

Swati Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for her work on the global politics of Big Tech. Read more

Anne Marie Clark

Purdue Political Science faculty member Ann Marie Clark has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Clark will serve as Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa during the fall 2021 semester. Read more


James McCann

James McCann, Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. McCann will be Fulbright Canada Research Chair in North American Politics at Carleton University during the fall 2021 semester. Read more


James McCann holding new book

With one book recently published by the Russell Sage Foundation, Professor James McCann will see another book published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press. Holding Fast considers how immigrants reacted to the 2016 election.  Read more



Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. According to Raymond, the fellowship, which runs from September 2021 to May 2022, will allow him “to expand his work on how norms, or informal rules of behavior, can be tools for major policy change.” Read more


Tara Grillos
Dr. Tara Grillos awarded grant from the National science foundation

Tara Grillos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a project titled “Collective decision making and local public good provision: Experimental evidence.” Grillos will undertake the research with Michael Touchton of the University of Miami.  Read more


Dr. Mary (Molly) Scudder publishes new book titled Beyond Empathy and Inclusion

Dr. Mary (Molly) F. Scudder’s 2020 Oxford University Press book Beyond Empathy and Inclusion: The Challenge of Listening in Democratic Deliberation, is now available in both print and e-book formats. With this book Dr. Scudder contributes to political theory, specifically deliberative democratic theory, arguing that without listening there can be no democracy. Read more


Tara Grillos
Tara Grillos: Using research to help solve important collective problems

Tara Grillos’s research on issues like sustainability and participation in Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia has identified effective and ineffective processes in the communities she has studied, with the goal of pinpointing viable solutions to their problems. Read more


Eric Waltenburg and Dan Goldwasser
Forecasting model could predict which bills get passed

When the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord last year, 20 states resolved to form a new, nonfederal agreement to address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. According to Purdue University professor of political science Eric Waltenburg... Read more


David Johnson
David Johnson Awarded Grant Funding for Sustainability Studies

Faculty member David Johnson and collaborator Tom Hertel (Ag Econ) have been awarded three million dollars in grant funding from NSF and USDA to study sustainability issues in food, water and energy systems. Read more