Welcome to collingwoodresearch.com, my personal website for teaching and research. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at University of California, Riverside. My research and teaching interests include American politics, political behavior, race and ethnic politics, and political methodology. My research has appeared (or is forthcoming) in American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the R Journal, Urban Affairs Review, State Politics and Public Policy Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Political Behavior, Election Law Journal, Race and Social Problems, Social Science Quarterly, and other peer reviewed journals.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from University of Washington in 2012 under the direction of Matt Barreto and Chris Parker, and my B.A. from California State University, Chico, with a stint in between at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research in Washington, DC. My upcoming book at Oxford University Press (OUP), "Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America: When and How Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization Works," examines cross-racial political campaigning among Anglo/white candidates and Latino voters. Another forthcoming book at OUP, "Sanctuaries: The Politics of Refuge" (co-authored with Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien), examines the politics of sanctuary cities. I am working on a third book that examines the role private prisons play in the development and maintenance of the immigrant detention state. I am a regular attendee and contributor to the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC) conferences.
In addition, I conduct on-going political consulting, involving polling, statistical modeling, and software development. I have consulted on or served as an expert witness in multiple voting rights cases. I have developed tailored statistical software for the National Democratic Institute's polling operation in Iraq, voter turnout and ethnic identity models for Latino Decisions, Catalist, and L2. In addition, I am a lead analyst (with Francisco Pedraza) assessing the efficacy of AltaMed's Latino/Black voter mobilization efforts.
If you are a prospective Ph.D. student, and find my work interesting, please send me an email and I would be happy to speak with you. I am always looking for hard-working, normatively motivated students who seek to improve the world and generate knowledge through hard-hitting scientific research.
My hobbies include: Traveling, endurance sports, musing, making jokes, and coding in R.