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RESEARCH

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BOOKS

Forthcoming. The Dynamics of Southern Politics: Causes and Consequences. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

2015. Editor. Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

2010. Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (Transforming American Politics Series).

ARTICLES

Forthcoming. “Revisiting Majority-Minority Districts and Black Representation,” with William D. Hicks, Carl E. Klarner, and Daniel A. Smith, in Political Research Quarterly.

Forthcoming. “The South, Slavery, and Competition in Early U.S. House Elections,” with Frank C. Thames and Richard McKenzie, in Social Science History.

Forthcoming. “Voter ID Laws: A View from the Public,” with Paul Gronke, William D. Hicks, Charles Stewart III, and James Dunham, in Social Science Quarterly.

Forthcoming. “First in the South: The Importance of South Carolina in Presidential Elections,” with Scott H. Huffmon and H. Gibbs Knotts, in the Journal of Political Science.

Forthcoming. “Down with the Southern Cross: Opinions on the Confederate Battle Flag in South Carolina,” with Scott H. Huffmon and H. Gibbs Knotts, in Political Science Quarterly.

Forthcoming. “Election Daze: Mode of Voting and Voter Preferences in the 2016 Presidential Election,” with Daniel A. Smith and M. V. Hood III, in the Florida Political Chronicle.

Forthcoming. “A Political History of Florida Elections,” with Stephen C. Craig, in the Florida Political Chronicle.

2017. “Out of Step and Out of Touch: The Matter with Kansas in the 2014 Midterm Election,” with Ian Ostrander and M. V. Hood III, in The Forum 15(2): 291-312.

2017. “Race and Subregional Persistence in a Changing South.” Southern Cultures 23(2): 134-159.

2017. “Reversal of Fortune: The Political Behavior of White Migrants to the South,” with D. Sunshine Hillygus and McKenzie Young, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 47(2): 354-364.

2017. “Americans' Knowledge of their Local Judges,” with Mark Jonathan McKenzie, Cynthia R. Rugeley, and Daniel Benjamin Bailey, in Political Behavior 39(2): 259-277.

2017. “Density, Race, and Vote Choice in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections,” with Jeremy M. Teigen and Daron R. Shaw, in Research & Politics April-June: 1-6.

2017. “Black Votes Count: The 2014 Republican Senate Nomination in Mississippi,” with M. V. Hood III, in Social Science Quarterly 98(1): 89-106.

2016. “Party Switchers and Reelection: A Precinct-Level Analysis,” with Antoine Yoshinaka, Keith E. Lee Jr., and Richard McKenzie, in the American Review of Politics 35(2): 1-26.

2016. “The Determinants of State Legislator Support for Restrictive Voter ID Laws,” with William D. Hicks and Daniel A. Smith, in State Politics & Policy Quarterly 16(4): 411-431.

2016. “A Bipartisan Election Reform? Explaining Support for Online Voter Registration in the American States,” with William D. Hicks and Daniel A. Smith, in American Politics Research 44(6): 1008-1036.

2016. “History Made: The Rise of Republican Tim Scott,” with Scott H. Huffmon and H. Gibbs Knotts, in PS: Political Science & Politics 49(3): 405-413.

2016. “The New Blue: Northern In-Migration in Southern Presidential Elections,” with Jeremy M. Teigen, in PS: Political Science & Politics 49(2): 228-233 (Featured in Politics Symposium: The Changing South).

2016. “Similarities and Differences in Support of Minority and White Republican Candidates,” with Scott H. Huffmon and H. Gibbs Knotts, in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 1(1): 91-116.

2015. “Sunshine State Dilemma: Voting for the 2014 Governor of Florida,” with M. V. Hood III, in Electoral Studies 40: 293-299.

2015. “Late to the Parade: Party Switchers in Contemporary US Southern Legislatures,” with Antoine Yoshinaka, in Party Politics 21(6): 957-969.

2015. “Politics is Local: State Legislator Voting on Restrictive Voter Identification Legislation.” Research & Politics July-September: 1-7.

2015. “A Tale of 'Two Souths': White Voting Behavior in Contemporary Southern Elections,” with Melanie J. Springer, in Social Science Quarterly 96(2): 588-607.

2015. “True Colors: White Conservative Support for Minority Republican Candidates,” with M. V. Hood III, in Public Opinion Quarterly 79(1): 28-52.

2015. “A Principle or a Strategy? Voter Identification Laws and Partisan Competition in the American States,” with William D. Hicks, Mitchell D. Sellers, and Daniel A. Smith, in Political Research Quarterly 68(1): 18-33.

2014. “The Devil's in the Details: Evaluating the One Person, One Vote Principle in American Politics,” with Jeffrey W. Ladewig, in Politics and Governance 2(1): 4-31.

2013. “Strategic Voting in a U.S. Senate Election,” with M. V. Hood III, in Political Behavior 35(4): 729-751.

2013. “Political Geography in American Politics.” Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. L. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013. “Political Conditions and the Electoral Effects of Redistricting.” American Politics Research 41(4): 623-650.

2013. “Unwelcome Constituents: Redistricting and Countervailing Partisan Tides,” with M. V. Hood III, in State Politics & Policy Quarterly 13(2): 203-224.

2012. “The Past, Present, and Future of Southern Politics.” Southern Cultures 18(3): 95-117 (Second Special Issue on Politics).

2012. “Achieving Validation: Barack Obama and Black Turnout in 2008,” with M. V. Hood III and David Hill, in State Politics & Policy Quarterly 12(1): 3-22.

2012. “The Intersection of Redistricting, Race, and Participation,” with Danny Hayes, in the American Journal of Political Science 56(1): 115-130.

2010. “Stranger Danger: Redistricting, Incumbent Recognition, and Vote Choice,” with M. V. Hood III, in Social Science Quarterly 91(2): 344-358.

2010. “What Made Carolina Blue? In-Migration and the 2008 North Carolina Presidential Vote,” with M. V. Hood III, in American Politics Research 38(2): 266-302.

2009. “Probing the Reds and Blues: Sectionalism and Voter Location in the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections,” with Jeremy M. Teigen, in Political Geography 28(8): 484-495.

2009. “The Participatory Effects of Redistricting,” with Danny Hayes, in the American Journal of Political Science 53(4): 1006-1023.

2009. “Trying to Thread the Needle: The Effects of Redistricting in a Georgia Congressional District,” with M. V. Hood III, in PS: Political Science & Politics 42(4): 679-687.

2009. “Dixie’s Kingmakers: Stability and Change in Southern Presidential Primary Electorates,” with Danny Hayes, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 39(2): 400-417.

2009. “Campaign Strategies and Campaign Effects in the Sunshine State,” with Eunjung Choi, in the Florida Political Chronicle 19(Winter): 1-19.

2008. “Redistricting and Familiarity with U.S. House Candidates.” American Politics Research 36(6): 962-979.

2008. “Closeness, Expenditures, and Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 7(1): 69-91.

2008. “The Effects of Redistricting on Voting Behavior in Incumbent U.S. House Elections, 1992-1994.” Political Research Quarterly 61(1): 122-133.

2008. “Gerrymandering on Georgia’s Mind: The Effects of Redistricting on Vote Choice in the 2006 Midterm Election,” with M. V. Hood III, in Social Science Quarterly 89(1): 60-77.

2008. “Rural Voters and the Polarization of American Presidential Elections.” PS: Political Science & Politics 41(1): 101-108.

2008. “Toward A One-Party South?,” with Danny Hayes, in American Politics Research 36(1): 3-32.

2007. “Rural Voters in Presidential Elections, 1992-2004.” The Forum 5(2), Article 2.

2006. “Cracking Back: The Effectiveness of Partisan Redistricting in the Texas House of Representatives,” with Brian K. Arbour, in American Review of Politics 26(Winter): 385-403.

2006. “The Partisan Impact of Congressional Redistricting: The Case of Texas, 2001-2003,” with Jeremy M. Teigen and Mathieu Turgeon, in Social Science Quarterly 87(2): 308-317.

2005. “The Electoral College, Mobilization, and Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election,” with David Hill, in American Politics Research 33(5): 700-725.

2004. “Booting Barnes: Explaining the Historic Upset in the 2002 Georgia Gubernatorial Election,” with Danny Hayes, in Politics & Policy 32(4): 708-739.

2004. “Review Essay: The Impact of Congressional Redistricting in the 1990s on Minority Representation, Party Competition, and Legislative Responsiveness.” Journal of Political Science 32: 1-46.

2003. “Suburban Voting in Presidential Elections,” with Daron R. Shaw, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 33(1): 125-144.

2002. “Majority Black Districts, Republican Ascendancy, and Party Competition in the South, 1988-2000.” American Review of Politics 23(Summer): 123-139.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Forthcoming. “Trump Territory in 2016,” with Daniel A. Smith, in The 2016 Presidential Election in Florida: Ground Zero for America's New Political Revolution, eds. Matthew Corrigan and Michael Binder. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Forthcoming. “Sorting Dixie: The Changing Profile of Southern Presidential Primary Electorates,” in the Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections, ed. Robert G. Boatright. New York: Routledge.

Forthcoming.“The 2016 Presidential Nomination Process,” in The Future Ain't What It Used to Be: The 2016 Presidential Election in the South, eds. Scott E. Buchanan and Branwell DuBose Kapeluck. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.

2017. “Texas: Big Red Rides On,” with M. V. Hood III, in The New Politics of the Old South, eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

2015. “Politics in Black and White: The Mississippi Delta,” in Defining the Delta: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta, ed. Janelle Collins. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.

2015. “The Participatory Consequences of Florida Redistricting,” with Danny Hayes and M. V. Hood III, in Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State, ed. Seth C. McKee. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

2014. “Texas: Political Change by the Numbers,” with M. V. Hood III, in The New Politics of the Old South, eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

2013. “Analyzing Redistricting Outcomes,” with Mark J. McKenzie, in Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks: Redistricting in Texas, ed. Gary A. Keith. Austin: University of Texas Press.

2012. “Demanding Deliverance in Dixie: Race, the Civil Rights Movement, and Southern Politics,” in Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics, eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Rubio vs. Crist vs. Meek in Florida’s Senate Race: Coming Out of Nowhere,” with Stephen C. Craig, in Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave, eds. Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio. New York: Routledge.

2010. “The Transformation of Southern Presidential Primaries,” with Danny Hayes, in Presidential Elections in the South: Putting 2008 in Political Context, eds. Branwell D. Kapeluck, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2008. “Examining the Progress of Women and Minorities in the Tar Heel State,” in New Voices in the Old South: How Women and Minorities Influence Southern Politics, eds. Todd G. Shields and Shannon G. Davis. Tallahassee: Florida Institute of Government.

2005. “Redistricting in Texas: Institutionalizing Republican Ascendancy,” with Daron R. Shaw, in Redistricting in the New Millennium, ed. Peter F. Galderisi. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

BOOK REVIEWS

Forthcoming. Book Review for American Review of Public Administration. Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, The Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty. Anthony J. McGann, Charles Anthony Smith, Michael Latner, and Alex Keena. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Forthcoming. Book Review for Perspectives on Politics. The American Political Pattern: Stability and Change, 1932-2016. Byron E. Shafer. University Press of Kansas, 2016.

2016. Book Review for Florida Historical Quarterly 95(2): 265-268. Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution. Mary E. Adkins. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

2015. Book Review for Political Science Quarterly 129(4): 726-727. Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy. Erik J. Engstrom. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.

2013. Book Review for Journal of Southern History 79(1): 239-241. Unlocking V. O. Key Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Angie Maxwell and Todd G. Shields. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011.

2011. Book Review for Perspectives on Politics 9(2): 448-449. The State of Disunion: Regional Sources of Modern American Partisanship. Nicole Mellow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

2009. Book Review for Journal of Politics 71(2): 762-763. Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America. Thomas L. Brunell. New York: Routledge, 2008.

2007. Book Review for Party Politics 13(4): 530-532. Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001. Edited by John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.