Welcome! My name is Nick, and I study of how group identities—be they partisan, religious, or racial—shape political attitudes and behavior. Where possible, I relate this research to normative questions about the health of democracy, such as whether voters feel that government responds to their inputs or the conditions under which compromise is valued by citizens. My research on these topics has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Electoral Studies, and more mainstream news outlets, like The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage, and Vox’s Mischiefs of Faction. Beginning in August, 2017, I’ll be working as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University. For the 2017-2018 academic year, I am also developing and teaching online courses in American Government for the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. 

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