His research interests include racial and ethnic politics, emotions, political psychology, and public opinion. His first book, Anger and Racial Politics: The Emotional Foundation of Racial Attitudes in America, published by Cambridge University Press, explores the link between emotions and racial attitudes and the consequences it has for political preferences. His forthcoming book (co-authored with Ismail White), The Anger Rule: Racial Inequality and Constraints on Black Politicians, published by Cambridge University Press, examines how Black politicians penalized for publicly expressing anger contributes to racial inequality sustaining itself in the US. He has also authored numerous journal articles, and his research has been supported by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation.   



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