My research is situated at the intersection of urban politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, and American Political Development. These interests have led me to look for the ways informal institutions shape politics and in the roles of space and place in understanding political phenomena.

Methodologically, I try to integrate different approaches of data collection and analysis, including statistics, survey analysis, case studies, historical institutionalism, and geographic information systems.

My first book, The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018 in their series on Postwar American Political Development. It was awarded a prize for Best Book from the American Political Science Association section on the Politics of Race and Ethnicity, and was recognized with Honorable Mention for the J. David Greenstone Prize for Best Book in Politics and History. Here’s what it looks like:

You can buy it here (from a venerable academic press; use discount code ASFLYQ6 to save a Hamilton) or here (from the richest man in the world).

To read details on Cities on the Hill, and my next book project, Working Families, Global Cities, click here.

To read some recent and ongoing work, click here.

To read some less recent work, click here.

To skip the words and see some slides from talks and presentations, click here.