Student Articles and Publications

Yale University Department of Political Science undergraduate and graduate students start writing and publishing early on and continue throughout their careers.

Any student, graduate or undergraduate, that wishes to submit an article, opinion piece or book that they have written or co-authored, please visit the Student Articles and Publications Submissions page.  

Changes or removal of your publications/articles can be requested on this form as well.  Articles by students who have graduated from the Political Science program are usually removed from this page once a year. 

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Women and the War on Boko Haram:  Wives, Weapons, Witnesses.

Hilary Matfess

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Under No Circumstances? What the Chinese Really Think about the Wartime Use of Nuclear Weapons Changwook Ju, International Studies Quarterly
Polarization of the Rich: The New Democratic Allegiance of Affluent Americans and the Politics of Redistribution Sam ZacherPerspectives on Politics
The US Political Economy of Climate Change: Impacts of the “Fracking” Boom on State-Level Climate Policies Sam ZacherState Politics and Policy Quarterly
The Effect of Priming Structural Fairness on Inequality Beliefs and Preferences Paul LendwayAmerican Politics Research
Fossil fuel divestment and public climate change policy preferences: an experimental test in three countries Paul Lendway, Environmental Politics
Why Do Military Officers Condone Sexual Violence? A General Theory of Commander Tolerance Changwook Ju, International Studies Review
Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism: India, Pakistan, and Turkey, with Karen Barkey and Sudipta Kaviraj Vatsal Naresh, Co-editor, published by Oxford University Press
A Radio Drama’s Effects on HIV Attitudes and Policy Priorities: A Field Experiment in Tanzania Constantine Manda, Health Education & Behavior, May 21, 2021
The Brutus Papers: Populist Liberalism as an Antidote to Plutocracy Sean-Michael Pigeon, Michigan Journal of Political Science, Fall, 2020
Barriers and Facilitators to Delivering Effective Mental Health Practice Strategies for Youth and Families Served by the Child Welfare System Natalie Hernandez, Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 52, May 2015, Pages 110-122
The Effect of Informational and Empathy-Enhancing Interventions on Redistributive Preferences Paul Lendway, Yale Journal of International Affairs, February 01, 2021
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and the Proliferation “Danger Zone” Stephen Herzog, Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Vol. 3, No. 1, June 2020, pp. 60-86
Too Much Knowledge, Too Little Power: An Assessment of Political Knowledge in Highly Policed Communities Gwen Prowse, Journal of Politics, Volume 81, Number 3 | July 2019
Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava Alexander Kolokotronis, Globalizations, February, 2020
Change of Players, Change of Game: How States Got Left Behind on Climate Change Charlotte Hulme, Nov. 5, 2019, E-International Relations website
Enemigos internos: democracia y amenazas de autocratización Melis G. Laebens, Nueva Sociedad, No. 282, July-August 2019
Grand Strategy in the Age of Climate Change: A Theory of Emergent Grand Strategy Charlotte Hulme, The Strategy Bridge, September 29, 2019
The Islamic State in Africa: Estimating Fighter Numbers in Cells Across the Continent Charlotte Hulme, CTC Sentinel, August 2018, co-authored with Jason Warner
Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania Constantine Manda in The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Self-Awareness of Political Knowledge Matthew Graham in Political Behavior
What’s Behind Ethiopia’s Recent Political Violence Hilary Matfess in the Washington Post, Politics Section
Can Abiy Keep Reforming? Hilary Matfess on
In Africa, All Jihad Is Local Hilary Matfess on
No Democracy Is An Island Hilary Matfess with Jeffrey Smith on
A Way Forward With North Korea: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Stephen Herzog on War On The Rocks website commentary, June 11. 2018
Public support, political polarization, and the nuclear-test ban: evidence from a new US national survey Stephen Herzog and Jonathon Baron in the Non-Proliferation Review, Vol. 24, 2017, pp. 357-371.
Does fraud trump partisanship? The impact of contentious elections on voter confidence Beth Iams-Wellman in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Publication, Nov. 6, 2017
A Call For Parenting Interventions For Refugee Mothers With Children Younger Than 3 years Kassandra Birchler in The Lancet Psychiatry Publication Date: Volume 4, No. 8, p583–584, August 2017
Aid Modalities Matter: The Impact of Different World Bank and IMF Programs on Democratization in Developing Countries Kassandra Birchler in International Studies Quarterly, 2016
Making aid work for education in developing countries Kassandra Birchler in International Journal of Educational Development, 2016
Candidate Caste Effects in Uttar Pradesh Elections Shikhar Singh, Studies in Indian Politics, December 3, 2015
The Queerness of Distraction: A Research Program for Theory and Theology M. T. Calhoun Shafer in
Theology & Sexuality
Volume 20, number 1 (2015)