The Evolution of Marijuana Politics in the United States, 1960-2016
The Marijuana Movement, Coalitions, and Influence over Marijuana Discourse [ Working Paper ]
I demonstrate how changes in the way the marijuana movement and civil rights organizations talked about marijuana set off changes in popular discourse about marijuana.
Political Consequences of Discursive Change [ In Progress ]
I show that changes in marijuana discourse across the U.S. had impacts on local level marijuana politics (e.g. legalization, medicalization, emergence of dispensaries).
Structural Determinants of Support for Legalization [ Working Paper ]
I demonstrate how segregation across U.S. communities contributes to support for marijuana legalization.
Politician Decision-Making [ Under Review ]
I demonstrate that incumbent politicians' voting patterns are influenced by recently elected movement-endorsed representatives, changing the overall structure of Congress. Politicians do pander to movements.
Electoral Counter-Mobilization [ Forthcoming | PDF ]
I demonstrate that while organizations tend to help movement-aligned causes, movement activity (in the form of rallies or protests) tend to yield negative consequences (electoral countermobilization).
Substantive Coverage of Social Movements [ Published | PDF ]
My coauthors and I review and suggest directions in research on the ways in which social movement organizations get covered substantively.
Tea Party Movement Emergence [ Published | PDF ]
My coauthors and I explore how the distribution of the highly educated across local contexts influenced the emergence of the Tea Party.