An Events-Based Approach to Understanding Democratic Erosion (with Robert A. Blair, Jessica Gottlieb, & Laura Paler). 2024. PS: Political Science & Politics, FirstView: 1-8.

From Principles to Practice: Methods to Increase the Transparency of Research Ethics in Violent Contexts (with Lauren Young). 2022. Political Science Research and Methods, 10(4): 840-847.

Teaching Trump: Why Comparative Politics Makes Students More Optimistic About US Democracy (with Robert A. Blair and Shelby Grossman). 2019. PS: Political Science & Politics 52(2): 347-52.

Under Review

Moral reasoning and support for punitive violence: A multi-methods analysis (with Omar García-Ponce, Jorge Olmos Camarillo, Lauren Young, and Thomas Zeitzoff), Conditional acceptance.

Can Americans Depolarize? Assessing the Effects of Reciprocal Group Reflection on Partisan Polarization (with Robert A. Blair, Donghyun Danny Choi, Jessica Gottlieb, Laura Gamboa-Gutierrez, Amanda Lea Robinson, Steven C. Rosenzweig, Megan M. Turnbull, & Emily A. West), Revise and resubmit.


The Criminal Justice System in Mexico (with Matthew Ingram). 2022. Chapter for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

A Transformed Latin America in a Rapidly Changing World (with Abraham F. Lowenthal). 2015. In Jorge I. Domínguez and Ana Covarrubias (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World. Routledge: New York.

Working Papers

Lynching and State Intervention in Mexico

Making or Breaking the Rule of Law? Attitudes toward Vigilante Crime Control in Mexico.

Human Rights Backlash from Below: Citizen Deliberations on Justice during Criminal Wars.

The limits of deliberation: A field experiment on criminal justice preferences in Mexico (with Omar García-Ponce, Lauren Young, and Thomas Zeitzoff).

Work in progress

The Causes and Effects of Lynchings in Mexico (with Sandra Ley & Lauren Young).

Ethically Measuring Violence (with Graeme Blair, Sandra Ley, Rebecca Littman, Andrés Moya, Elayne Stecher, & Lauren Young).

Political Science Research, Generalizability, and Policy Engagement (with Julie Weaver).

Empirical Evidence to Improve Informed Consent in the Social Sciences (with Sebastian Karcher, Dessislava Kirilova, and Derek Robey).

Related publications

Why Human Rights are Losing their Good Reputation. Political Violence @ a Glance, July 28, 2021.

Democratic Erosion in Comparative Perspective: Lessons from a Multi-University Consortium (with Robert A. Blair, Jessica Gottlieb, and Shelby Grossman). 2019. In Finkel, Eugene, Adria Lawrence and Andrew Mertha (eds.). The US in Comparative Perspective. Newsletter of the Organized Section in Comparative Politics of the American Political Science Association. 29(1): 77-84.

Look Beyond Our Borders  (with Robert A. Blair and Shelby Grossman). Inside Higher Ed, March 6, 2019.