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Though most of my work focuses explicitly on political violence between groups and states, I am also interested in understanding broader patterns of intergroup contention and cooperation. In this area, I have examined the role of gender attitudes in shaping voting behavior, the long-term antecedents of attitudes toward refugees, and the role of emotions in shaping public opinion. My most recent book Beyond Rationality (with Alex Mintz & Nicholas Valentino) also emphasizes behavioral approaches to the study of intergroup relations, broadly defined. In future projects, I am particularly interested in exploring the connection between gender attitudes, extremism and violence in politics.
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