I use qualitative and mixed methods, and an interdisciplinary theoretical approach, to understand how political organizations and their opponents fight for power and influence in political and social venues.

Current Projects

Opposing Movements and Focusing Events

  • Conditions for State-Level Legislative Change
  • Capitalizing on Attention-Grabbing Events
  • Opposing Movements and the Politics of Blocking

Measures of Last Resort

  • With Amanda Pullum, analyzes how social movements use ballot initiative strategies to bypass unresponsive legislatures. We explore the use of this strategy by the labor movement and the gun control movement.