Research

BOOK

Courting Diversity: How the Pursuit of Swing Voters Shapes Elections and Policy Making in Kenya’s Multiethnic Democracy. Under contract, Oxford University Press. Intro chapter.

 

ARTICLES

Electoral Preferences among Multiethnic Voters in Africa (with Boniface Dulani, Adam Harris, and Happy Kayuni). 2020 (online first). Comparative Political Studies. Supplemental Information. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414020926196

Can Politicians Exploit Ethnic Grievances? An Experimental Study of Land Appeals in Kenya (with Kathleen Klaus). 2020. Political Behavior 42(1): 35-58. Supplemental Information.

Ethnicity and the Swing Vote in Africa’s Emerging Democracies: Evidence from Kenya. 2019. British Journal of Political Science 49(3): 901-921. Online appendix.

Strategic Voting, Information, and Ethnicity in Emerging Democracies: Evidence from Kenya (with James Long). 2016. Electoral Studies 44: 351-361. Online appendix.

The Political Effects of Agricultural Subsidies in Africa: Evidence from Malawi (with Kim Yi Dionne). 2016. World Development 87: 215-226. Online appendix.

The Ethnic Logic of Campaign Strategy in Diverse Societies: Theory and Evidence from Kenya. 2016. Comparative Political Studies 49(3): 324-356. Online appendix.

Civic Education and Democratic Backsliding in the Wake of Kenya’s Post-2007 Election Violence (with Steven Finkel and Reynaldo Rojo-Mendoza). 2012. Journal of Politics 74(1): 52-65. Online appendix.

Ties That Bind? The Rise and Decline of Ethno-Regional Partisanship in Malawi, 1994-2009 (with Karen Ferree). 2010. Democratization 17(3): 534-563.

 

PROJECTS AND PAPERS

Personal Narratives Reduce Negative Attitudes toward Refugees and Immigrant Outgroups: Evidence from Kenya (with Nicole Audette and Kristin Michelitch). Under review.

Can Principles Protect High Courts from Partisan Backlash? Public Reactions to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s Role in the 2017 Election Crisis (with Brandon Bartels and Eric Kramon). Revise and resubmit at AJPS.

Out of Bounds: How Social Norms Constrain Ethnic Mobilization Strategies in Kenya (with Hye-Sung Kim). Under review.

Does Information Affect Favoritism Beliefs and Preferences? Evidence from Kenya’s Electrification Program (with Kristin Michelitch).

Ethnic and Partisan Divisions across Urban and Rural Kenya (with Kristin Michelitch).

How Terrorism Affects Foreign Policy Views: Evidence from the 2015 Attack in Garissa, Kenya (with Chad Hazlett).

Ethnic Favoritism in Kenya’s Bureaucracy, 1963-1973 (with Mai Hassan).

 

RETIRED

Kenya’s Experience with Power-Sharing. Chapter prepared for edited volume on power-sharing in Africa (eds., Scott Gates and Kaare Strom).