Research

Articles

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2018. “Turnout in Local Elections: Is Timing Really Everything?Election Law Journal 17 (3): 221-33

Lappie, John and Melissa Marschall. 2018. “Place and Participation in Local Elections.” Political Geography. 64: 33-42.

Shah, P. (2017). Racial change, racial threat, and minority representation in cities. Urban Affairs Review.

Carnes, Nicholas. 2015. "Does the descriptive representation of the working class “crowd out” women and minorities (and vice versa)? Evidence from the Local Elections in America Project." Politics, Groups, and Identities 3 (2): 350-365.

Crowder-Meyer, Melody and Adrienne R. Smith. 2015. “How the strategic context affects women's emergence and success in local legislative elections.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 3 (2): 295-317.

Crowder-Meyer, Melody, Shana Kushner Gadarian and Jessica Trounstine. 2015. “Electoral institutions, gender stereotypes, and women's local representation.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 3 (2): 318-334.

Marschall, Melissa and Paru Shah. 2015. “Dialogue: Local Elections in American Politics.” Politics Groups and Identities 3(2): 274-77.

Rocha,  Rene R., Natasha E. Altema McNeely and Carlos E. Cuellar. 2015. “How support for Latino candidates encourages municipal reforms: evidence from the Local Elections in America Project.”  Politics, Groups, and Identities 3 (2): 335-349.

Shah, Paru. 2015. “Stepping Up: Black Political Ambition and Success.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 3 (2):278-94.

Shah, Paru. 2014. “It Takes a Black Candidate: A Supply-Side Theory of Representation.” Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming. 

Marschall, Melissa, Paru Shah and Anirudh Ruhil. 2011. “Symposium: The Study of Local Elections: A Looking Glass into the Future.” PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 97-100. 

Kaufmann, Karen and Antonio Rodriguez. 2011. "Political Behavior in the Context of Racial Diversity: The Case for Studying Local Politics." PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 101-102. 

Liu, Baodong. 2011. "Obama's Local Connection: Racial Conflict of Solidarity." PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 103-105. 

Lewis, Paul G. 2011. "Size and Local Democracy: Scale Effects in City Politics." PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 107-109. 

Adams, Brian E. 2011. "Financing Local Elections: the Impact of Institutions on Electoral Outcomes and Democratic Representation." PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 111-112. 

Palus, Christine Kelleher. 2011. "Tribulations, Triumphs and Tentative Trajectories in the Study of Local Political Participation." PS: Political Science and Politics, January: 113-114.

Reports

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2018. "2018 Houston Civic Health Index."

Marschall, Melissa, John Lappie and Luke Williams. 2017. "Who Runs for Mayor in America?"

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2016. "Mayoral Elections in Indiana, 2003-2015."

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2016. "Mayoral Elections in Kentucky, 2010-2014."

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2016. "Mayoral Elections in California, 1995-2014."

Carnes, Nicholas. 2013. "Is Working-class Representation a Threat to Women and Minorities."

Crowder-Meyer, Melody and Adrienne Smith. 2013. "Women's Emergence and Success in Local Legislative Elections." 

Crowder-Meyer, Melody, Shana Kushner Gadarian and Jessica Trounstine. 2013. "Understanding Institutional Interactions: Gender and City Elections." 

Marschall, Melissa and Anna Mikulska. 2013. "The Process of Minority Incorporation in Local Politics and Government." 

Shah, Paru. 2013. "Closing the Racial Gap: Estimating Black Political Ambition."

Media

Unopposed Local Elections on the Rise. 2017. Top of the Mind with Julie Rose, BYU Radio. June 26.

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie.  2016. “OpEd: Is Indiana the reddest Midwest state?” Indianapolis Business Journal. September 10. 

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie.  2016. “Uncontested races pose accountability issues.” Louisville Courier-Journal. June 9. 

Marschall, Melissa and John Lappie. 2016. “OpEd: Here's how to rescue local elections from obscurity with one simple change.” Los Angeles Times. March 28. 

“LEAP California Mayoral Election Report & US Local Elections.” 2016. Michael Smerconish Program, SiriusXM - POTUS Channel 124. April 4.

Grants

Houston Endowment Inc., “Harris County Civic Audit.” (Co-PIs Suzanne Pritzker and Dinae King). $53,024 May 15-December 31, 2018.

Houston Endowment Inc., “Assessing the Civic Health of Houston.” $71,500. August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018. 

Knight Foundation, “Local Elections in America.” $200,000, May 1, 2015-April 30, 2016.

National Science Foundation, “Local Elections in America Project Supplement” (Co-PI Paru Shah). 10/01/12 - 09/30/13. $48,000.

K2I Innovation Grant: Enriching Rice through Information Technology (ERIT), (Co-PI Paru Shah) $25,000. “Local Elections in American Project (LEAP). Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011.

National Science Foundation (Co-PI Paru Shah), $640,410. “Local Elections in American Project (LEAP). Aug. 2010-Aug. 2013 (SES-0962175).

National Science Foundation (Co-PI Paru Shah and Anirudh Ruhil), $50,000. “Local Elections in America Project Workshop.” June 2009-December 2009.