Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"I do think a well-functioning democracy must have organizations that are committed to defending the civil liberties of all people, regardless of their status or their crimes. Without equal protection under the law, the law itself gradually becomes meaningless, giving way to abuse of government power or the angry rule of the mob."
Co-written with Oleg Smirnov, Mandates, Parties, and Voters: How Elections Shape the Future, 2007
Co-written with Cindy D. Kam, "Beyond the Self: Altruism, Social Identity, and Political Participation," Journal of Politics, Aug. 2007
Co-written with Timothy R. Johnson, James F. Spriggs II, Sangick Jeon, and Paul J. Wahlbeck, "Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Supreme Court Precedents," Political Analysis, July 2007
Co-written with Nicholas A. Christakis, "The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network Over 32 Years," New England Journal of Medicine, July 26, 2007
Co-written with Christopher T. Dawes, Tim Johnson, Richard McElreath, and Oleg Smirnov, "Egalitarian Motives in Humans," Nature, Apr. 12, 2007
"Altruism and Turnout," Journal of Politics, Aug. 2006
"Dynamic Responsiveness in the U.S. Senate," American Journal of Political Science, Apr. 2005
Co-written with Oleg Smirnov, "Dynamic Parties and Social Turnout," American Journal of Sociology, Jan. 2005