My book, Political Advocacy and Its Interested Citizens: Neoliberalism, Postpluralism, and LGBT Organizations, was published by Penn Press in 2019. This book looks at how and why contemporary political advocacy groups have transformed social movements and their participants. I argue that contemporary advocacy groups encourage members to view themselves as stakeholders in a common struggle for political incorporation. In doing so, however, these organizations often overshadow more imaginative and transformational approaches that could unsettle and challenge dominant cultural and political norms.

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Other publications include:

Journal Articles

Promiscuity of the Past: Neoliberalism and Gay Sexuality Pre- and Post-AIDS,” Politics, Groups, & Identities, forthcoming.

Reinventing Pluralism: Consensus, Hegemony, and the Politics of Affirmation,” New Political Science 39:1 (March 2017), pp. 17-35.

With Bernard Tamas. “Ballot Access Laws and the Decline of American Third-Parties,” Election Law Journal 13:2 (June 2014), pp. 260-276.

Rethinking Intersectionality: Towards an Understanding of Discursive Marginalization,” New Political Science 33:2 (June 2011), pp. 189-210.


Interest Groups and Inequality in the United States,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Sandy Maisel, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Book Reviews

Review of Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury, Albert Dzur, Law and Politics Book Review 23:8 (2013), pp. 393-396.

Review of Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law, Mary Bernstein, et. al., eds., Law and Politics Book Review, 21:1 (2011), pp. 22-25.


With Bernard Tamas. “The U.S. has more third-party candidates than it’s seen in a century. Why?The Monkey Cage (Aug. 31, 2016).

Here’s one simple way to minimize the chaos at the Republican National Convention,” The Monkey Cage (Apr. 14, 2016).

Yuge Differences: Why Sanders and Trump are Not Alike,” CounterPunch (Feb. 19, 2016).

How Citizens United Has Changed the Political LandscapeTulsa World (Jan. 21, 2015)

Selected Co-Authored College & University Reports

Shared Governance Task Force Report” (submitted March 2021)

With D. Arthurs, D. Beals, S. Carter, J. Drouin, K. Oertel, and D. Tingey. “Kendall College of Arts and Sciences Task Force on Administrative Structure” (submitted January 2020)