Graduate Research


Graduate Student Publications:

Publishing one’s research is the easiest way to disseminate knowledge and to make sure that your research is seen by a wide range of influential scholars.  Publications, therefore, are the best way to have an impact on our understanding of some political phenomenon.  At the same time, publishing in high-quality journals puts our students in a strong position for competitive academic jobs.

Our excellent methods training, combined with our professional development activities and access to additional research-related funding, is the perfect formula for students interested in producing innovative research.  In addition to starting their own projects, students are also encouraged to pursue collaborative projects with their peers, committee members, and advisors.  As you can see from the small sample of published research projects, our PhD students (in bold font) clearly take advantage of collaborative research opportunities with faculty.

  • Benton, Mark. 2021. Communicating Reform: Testing an apology for policing’s history as a supplement to a policy communication. American Review of Public Administration. In Press. 
  • Benton, Mark. 2021. Public justifications for the United States’ minimum wage. Industrial Relations Journal, 52(4), 331-324. 
  • Benton, Mark. 2021. Book review, Unmasking Administrative Evil 5th edition. Public Integrity, 23(1), 95-98.  
  • Brant, Hanna K. 2019. “Female Appointed Successors in the United States Senate.” Forthcoming at Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (with L. Marvin Overby).
  • Brant, Hanna. “Drinking the Tea: The Tea Party Movement and Legislative Agendas in the U.S. Senate.” Forthcoming at Congress & the Presidency (with Carly Schmitt and Chera LaForge).
  • Butcher, Jordan.  Forthcoming.  “Rethinking Retirement: Ambition in Term-Limited Legislatures.” The Journal of Legislative Studies.
  • Butcher, Jordan.  Forthcoming.  “An Update to the Squire State Court of Last Resort Professionalization Index.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly (with Peverill Squire).
  • Butcher, Jordan and Gidong Kim. Forthcoming. "Electing Educators: How Term Limits Can Increase Representation." Oklahoma Politics.
  • Coleman, Tyler. “Deindustrialization and the Demand for Protection.” Business and Politics 2021, 264-281. (with Heather Ba)
  • Dorssom, Elizabeth I. Forthcoming.  “Does Legislative Institutionalization Impact Policy Adoption?  New Evidence from the Colonial and Early State Legislatures, 1757-1795.”  Social Science Quarterly.
  • Dorssom, Elizabeth. ”Does legislative institutionalization impact policy adoption? New evidence from the colonial and early state legislatures 1757-1795” Social Science Quarterly.
  • Drolc, Cody. Forthcoming. “Taking Time (and Space) Seriously: How Scholars Falsely Infer Policy Diffusion from Model Misspecification.” Policy Studies Journal (with Christopher Gandrud and Laron K. Williams).
  • Goldring, Edward. "Rethinking Democratic Diffusion: Bringing Regime Type Back In." Accepted at Comparative Political Studies (with Sheena Chestnut Greitens).
  • Goldring, Edward. "Pre-Electoral Violence and Territorial Control: Political Dominance and Subnational Election Violence in Africa.” Journal of Peace Research (with Michael Wahman).
  • Goldring, Edward, and Michael Hendricks. 2018. “Help is Close at Hand? Proximity and the Effectiveness of Peacekeepers.” Research and Politics 5(4): 1-9.
  • Goldring, Edward. Forthcoming.  “Should We Talk about the Weather: How Party Competition and Coalition Participation Influence Parties’ Attention to Economic Issues.”  Party Politics (with Brandon Beomseob Park and Laron K. Williams).
  • Gooch, Aric. “The Development of Representation in American Political Institutions” (with Jordan Butcher) Forthcoming Legislative Studies Quarterly
  • Gooch, Aric. “Congressional Nominations and Party Emergence, 1788-1808” (with Jay Dow) Forthcoming Social Science Quarterly
  • Gooch, Aric Dale.  Forthcoming.  “Congressional Nominations and Party Emergence, 1788-1808”, Social Science Quarterly (with Jay Dow).
  • Holzer, Joshua. “The perils of plurality rule and the major(itarian) effect of cabinet composition on human rights in presidential democracies”, Research & Politics (2018), DOI: 10.1177/2053168018794753
  • Kim, Gidong. 2018. "Social Media and Regionalism in South Korean Voting Behavior: The Case of the 19th South Korean Presidential Election." Issues & Studies 54(3) (with Jae Mook Lee and Youngdeuk Park)
  • Kim, Gidong. Forthcoming. "Labor Unions and Voter Turnout in the American States: Direct versus Indirect Mobilization." State Politics & Policy Quarterly.
  • Kim, Gidong. 2019. "Analyzing Public Opinion and Emotions Using Tweets and Online-Comments toward Candidates in 2017 South Korean Presidential Election." Korea Observer 50(4), 647-668 (with Na Kyeong Lee and Jae Mook Lee).
  • Kim, Gidong. 2021. "National Pride and Political Participation: The Case of South Korea." Asian Perspective 45(4), 809-838 (with Jae Mook Lee).
  • Kopp, Heather M.; Rudy, Michael A. 2021. "Quality and Quantity: Government Quality, Capitalist Peace, and Dispute Escalation." The Midsouth Political Science Review 21: 57-88.
  • Sato, Yuko.  2020.  “Echoes of a Fading Past: Authoritarian Legacies and Far-Right Voting.” Electoral Studies (with Nikolaos Frantzeskakis).
  • Sen, Omer F. (2020). "International Political Economy in Turkey: The Evolution and Current State of a Maturing Subfield." Uluslararası İliskiler Dergisi, 66(17): 77-91. (with Sekin Kostem)
  • Smith, John.  2018.  “US Strikes in Somalia and Targeted Civilian Killings by Al-Shabaab: An Empirical Investigation.”  Foreign Policy Analysis (with Bryce Reeder) 
  • Yazici, Emir. Forthcoming.  “Transborder Identities, Bias, and Third-Party Conflict Management.” Conflict Management and Peace Science.
  • Yazici, Emir. Forthcoming.  “Nationalism and Human Rights.” Political Research Quarterly.
  • Wielga, Chris. (2021). How have FAFSA submissions differed during COVID-19? Educational Researcher, 50(4), 256-260. (with Oded Gurantz)