Research

Voting for Nostalgia?: Authoritarian Nostalgia, Social Identity, and Political Behavior (Under review)

Legacies of an authoritarian past still leave enduring effects on voters’ political attitudes and behavior. I argue that authoritarian nostalgia is a defining factor in voter attitudes and related behavior in post-authoritarian democracies.

Authoritarian Legacies and Partisan Bias in Performance-based Voting (Under Review)

What explains the lack of electoral consequences for corrupt politicians? Building on studies of motivated reasoning and asymmetric partisan bias, this paper highlights the importance of partisan differences in how voters interpret corruption charges and make voting decisions.

Religiosity and economic voting in Indonesia with Prof. Matthew Winters

Alternative Ideological Legacies of Authoritarianism: Pro-dictator Bias in Post-developmental States (Under review)

How does an authoritarian past shape voters’ left-right orientation? Recent studies investigated “anti-dictator bias” in political ideology that citizens of a former right-wing (left-wing) dictatorship may display a leftist (rightist) bias in their ideological self-identification.