Research

Losing the News across the US?: Newspaper Employment Concentration, News Deserts, and Implications for Political Geography (R&R)

The loss of local newspapers in the US is understood to be a challenge for a functioning democracy. Relying on a theoretical framework drawn from political geography, this article explores “news deserts” and related concerns about news media saturation in large cities, using newspaper employment and a typology of 15 US county-types to better understand shifts in the US’ newspaper industry.

The 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.

Right in the past, left in the future?: partisanship and politics of nostalgia

Political nostalgia has been associated more closely with conservative ideologies but voter behavior from “Obama nostalgia” in the US and nostalgia for former president Roh Moo-hyun in South Korea may suggest that it may arise in any partisan hearts and minds.

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

Religiosity and economic voting in Indonesia