Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Selected Recent Publications


Blajer de la Garza, Yuna. 2022. “The Meek and the Mighty: Two Models of Oppression.” European Journal of Political Theory 21(3): 491-513.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. 2022. Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections. Oxford University Press.

Doherty, David. 2022. "What Can Conjoint Experiments Tell Us about Americans' Abortion Attitudes?" American Politics Research 50: 147-156 

Forestal, Jennifer. 2022. Designing for Democracy: How to Build Community in Digital Environments. Oxford University Press.

Hansen, Eric R. 2022. "White Constituents and Congressional Voting." American Politics Research 50(4): 564-82.

Maboudi, Tofigh. 2022. The “Fall” of the Arab Spring: Democracy’s Challenges and Efforts to Reconstitute the Middle East. Cambridge University Press.

Maboudi, Tofigh and Ghazal P. Nadi. 2022. “From Popular Participation to Constitutional Legitimacy: Evidence from Tunisia.” Political Research Quarterly 75(2): 441-57.


Ang, Milena, and Yuna Blajer de la Garza. 2021. "Vulnerability, Due Process, and Reform in Modern Mexico.Constitutional Political Economy 32: 346-75.

Avdeyeva, Olga A., and Richard E. Matland. 2021. "Gender-Trait and Ethnic Biases in Russian Regions: Ethnic Integration, Regional Economics, and Women in Local Politics." Politics & Gender 17(4): 720-45.

Avdeyeva, Olga, and Molly Melin. 2021. "International Socialization, International Politics, and the Spread of State Bureaucracies for Women's Advancement." Journal of Human Rights  20(4): 396-413.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. 2021. "The Conditional Effect of Local Party Organization Activity on Federal Election Outcomes." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 31:368-387.

Forestal, Jennifer. 2021. “Beyond Gatekeeping: Propaganda, Democracy, and the Organization of Digital Publics” Journal of Politics (83)1: 306-32.

Forestal, Jennifer. 2021. “Constructing Digital Democracies: Facebook, Arendt, and the Politics of Design” Political Studies (69)1: 26-44.

Hansen, Eric R., and Joshua Jansa. 2021. “Complexity, Resources, and Text Borrowing in State Legislatures.” Journal of Public Policy 41(4): 752-775.

Hansen, Eric. R., and Sarah A. Treul. 2021. "Inexperienced or Anti-Establishment? Voter Preferences for Outsider Congressional Candidates." Research & Politics 8(3).

Hansen, Eric R. and Andrew Tyner. 2021. "Educational Attainment and Social Norms of Voting." Political Behavior 43(2): 711-35.

Kao, Jay C. 2021. "Family Matters: Education and the (Conditional) Effect of State Indoctrination in China." Public Opinion Quarterly 85(1): 54–78.

Maxey, Sarah. 2021. "Limited Spin: When the Public Punishes Leaders Who Lie about Military Action.Journal of Conflict Resolution 65(2-3): 283-312. 

Melin, Molly. 2021. The Building and Breaking of Peace: Corporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution. Oxford University Press.

Melin, Molly. 2021. “The Business of Peace: Understanding Corporate Contributions to Conflict Management.” International Interactions 47(1): 107-134.

Miller, William T., Christina A. Campbell, and Twyla Larnell. 2021. "Bias Detected? An Examination of Criminal History Using the OYAS-DIS for Girls and Black Youth." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 19(2): 101-19.

*Sanchez, Peter M., David Doherty, and Kirstie L. Dobbs. 2020. “Skin Color and System Support in Latin America.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 6: 352-372.

Saraceno, Joseph, Eric R. Hansen, and Sarah A. Treul. 2021. “Reevaluating the Substantive Representation of LGB Americans: A Multiverse Analysis.” Journal of Politics 83(4): 1837-43.

Schumacher, Michael J., and Peter J. Schraeder. 2021. "Does Domestic Political Instability Foster Terrorism? Global Evidence from the Arab Spring Era (2011-14)." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 44(3): 198-222.


Adams, Kathleen, and Peter M. Sanchez. 2020. “Tourism as Industry and Field of Study: Using Research and Education to Address Overtourism.” In Overtourism and Tourism Education: A Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Futures, ed. Hugues Séraphin & Anca C. Yallop. Abingdon: Routledge Press.

Avdeyeva, Olga A. and Richard E. Matland. 2020. “Ethnicity and Voters’ Evaluations of Political Leadership: ‘Lab-in-the-Field’ Experiments in Russian Regions.” Post-Soviet Affairs 36(1), 83-100.

Blackmond Larnell, Twyla. 2020. "Governance Networks and Local Economic Development Policy during the Great Recession in the U.S." Local Government Studies 46(6): 847-64.

Blackmond Larnell, Twyla, Christina Campbell, and Jordan Papp. 2020. "Wine, Beer, and Lotto: Black Community Mobilization Against Liquor Stores in Chicago." Journal of Black Studies 51(7): 705-26.

Bryan, Amanda C. 2020. “Public Opinion and Setting the Agenda on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 48(3): 377-390. 

Camarena, Kara Ross, Sarah Claudy, Jijun Wang, and Austin L. Wright. 2020. “Political and environmental risks influence migration and human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.” PLOS ONE 15(7): 1–16. 

Camarena, Kara Ross and Nils Hägerdal. 2020. “When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon.” American Journal of Political Science 64(2): 223-239. 

Condon, Meghan and Amber Wichowsky. 2020. The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination. The University of Chicago Press. 

Condon, Meghan and Amber Wichowsky. 2020. “Inequality in the Social Mind: Social Comparison and Support for Redistribution.” Journal of Politics 82(1): 149-161.

Condon, Meghan, Alexandra Filindra, and Amber Wichowsky. 2016 (2020). “Immigrant Inclusion in the Safety Net: A Framework for Analysis and Effects on Educational Attainment.” Policy Studies Journal 44(4): 424-448. Selected for republication in special issue of Policy Studies Journal on Racial Justice (July, 2020). Honorable mention (runner-up) for the 2015 APSA Migration and Citizenship Best Paper Award. Additional pieces summarizing findings published on the London School of Economics (LSE) US Centre blog and in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.

Doherty, David and Laurel Harbridge. 2020. "The Effects of Blaming Others for Legislative Inaction on Individual and Collective Evaluations." Legislative Studies Quarterly 45: 69-99.

Forestal, Jennifer and Menaka Philips (2020) The Wives of Western Philosophy: Gender Politics in Intellectual LaborRoutledge.

Forestal, Jennifer and Menaka Philips. 2020. “The Masked Demos: Associational Anonymity and Democratic Practice” Contemporary Political Theory 19(4): 573-595.

Forestal, Jennifer and Abraham Singer 2020. “Social Media Ethics and the Politics of Information” Business Ethics Journal Review 8(6): 16-27

Grigorescu, Alexandru. 2020. The Ebb and Flow of Global Governance: Intergovernmentalism vs. Nongovernmentalism in World Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hansen, Eric R. and Christopher J. Clark. 2020. "Diversity in Party Leadership in State Legislatures." State Politics & Policy Quarterly 20(1): 81-107.

Maxey, Sarah. 2020. “The Power of Humanitarian Narratives: A Domestic Coalition Theory of Justifications for Military Action.” Political Research Quarterly 73(3): 680-95.

Melin, Molly. “The Business of Peace: Understanding Corporate Contributions to Conflict Management” International Interactions, Forthcoming.

Maboudi, Tofigh. 2020. “Reconstituting Tunisia: Participation, Deliberation, and the Content of Constitution.” Political Research Quarterly 73 (4): 774-789.

Maboudi, Tofigh. 2020. “Participation, Inclusion, and the Democratic Content of Constitutions.” Studies in Comparative International Development 55 (1): 48–76.

*Schumacher, Michael J. and Peter J. Schraeder. 2020. A ‘Tale of two Jihadis’? Improperly conflating terrorists and foreign fighters in the Arab spring. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 12(2): 118-139.

*denotes work written with Loyola students