Ph.D., University of Minnesota
I study public opinion and political psychology, mostly in the U.S. but also in a comparative context, focusing on policy attitudes, racial attitudes and political tolerance.
My research has appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Communications, Political Research Quarterly and Public Opinion Quarterly.
See my recent article in American Political Science Review, "The Impact of Persistent Terrorism on Political Tolerance, Israel 1980-2011," (with Marc Hutchison & Michal Shamir), Vol. 109, No. 4 November 2015.
- Feature on the article, Rebekah Tilley.
- Related article in Vox, "As Terror Attacks Increase, Intolerance Increases — But Mainly on the Right."
- 2016 Israeli Institute grant recipient.
- Washington Post feature on what Justice in America implies for Trayvon Martin’s death, George Zimmerman’s acquittal, and the aftermath.
Areas of Specialization - Public opinion, political psychology, racial attitudes and political tolerance.
- “The Vicarious Bases of Perceived Injustice,” (with Jeffery Mondak and Jon Hurwitz), American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.
- “Linked Fate and Outgroup Perceptions: Blacks, Latinos, and the U.S. Criminal Justice System,” (with Jon Hurwitz and Jeffery Mondak). Political Research Quarterly, 2015, 68 (3): 505-520.
- "The Impact of Persistent Terrorism on Political Tolerance, Israel 1980-2011," (with Marc Hutchison and Michal Shamir), American Political Science Review, November 2015.
- "Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites," (with Jon Hurwitz). Cambridge, 2010. (2011 Winner, Robert E. Lane Award for Best Book in Political Psychology, American Political Science Association.)
- "Persuasion and Resistance: Race and the Death Penalty in America," (with Jon Hurwitz). American Journal of Political Science, 2007.
- "Explaining the Great Racial Divide: Perceptions of Fairness in the U.S. Criminal Justice System," (with Jon Hurwitz). Journal of Politics, 2005.
- "Playing the Race Card in the Post Willie Horton Era: The Impact of Racialized Code Words on Support for Punitive Crime Policy,” (with Jon Hurwitz). Public Opinion Quarterly, 2005.
- "Democratization and Political Tolerance in Seventeen Countries: A Multi-level Model of Democratic Learning,” (with Robert Rohrschneider). Political Research Quarterly, 56(3), 2003