My first book, Neither Liberal nor Conservative (2017, w/ Don Kinder), shows the scarcity & contingency of the public’s organized belief systems.
My award–winning second book, With Ballots & Bullets (2020), shows reciprocal links between partisan voting & violence in the US Civil War. Partisanship helped mobilize mass violence, and the war’s violence changed subsequent partisan elections and war remembrances.
My third book, Radical American Partisanship (2022, w/ Lily Mason), investigates the nature of violent partisan views today.
My next book, America’s Democratic Revolutions (2026?), will map US democratization (representation & rights) past & future. It traces dominating & democratizing factions through history in parties & public, gauges public support for democratizing efforts and interviews practitioners on whether and how they see democracy coming to America.
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