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Crowder-Meyer, Melody. 2019. “Blogging Your Way to a Research Paper: The Benefits of a Semester-Long Blogging Assignment in the Political Science ClassroomJournal of Political Science Education

Crowder-Meyer, Melody, Shana Kushner Gadarian, and Jessica Trounstine. 2019. “Voting Can Be Hard, Information HelpsUrban Affairs Review.
Related Urban Affairs Forum post here.

Crowder-Meyer, Melody. 2018. “Baker, Bus Driver, Babysitter, Candidate? Revealing the Gendered Development of Political Ambition Among Ordinary AmericansPolitical Behavior

Crowder-Meyer, Melody, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Jessica Trounstine, and Kau Vue. 2018. “A Different Kind of Disadvantage: Candidate Race, Cognitive Complexity, and Voter ChoicePolitical Behavior

Crowder-Meyer, Melody and Rosalyn Cooperman. 2018. “Can’t Buy Them Love: How Party Culture among Donors Contributes to the Party Gap in Women’s RepresentationJournal of Politics 80:4, pgs. 1211-1224.
Related Vox Mischiefs of Faction post: It’s a big year for women candidates — why are so few of them Republican?

Cooperman, Rosalyn and Melody Crowder-Meyer. 2018. “A Run for Their Money: Republican women’s hard road to campaign funding” in The Right Women: Republican Party Activists, Candidates, and Legislators, edited by Malliga Och and Shauna Shames. Santa Barbara: Praeger.

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, pgs. 295-317. (alternate link)

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, pgs. 318-334. (alternate link)

Crowder-Meyer, Melody and Benjamin E. Lauderdale. 2014. "A Partisan Gap in the Supply of Female Potential Candidates in the United States.Research & Politics, 1:1 (April 2014).
Related Washington Post Monkey Cage post: "Why the Republican Party doesn't have more female candidates."

Crowder-Meyer, Melody. 2013. "Gendered Recruitment without Trying: How Local Party Recruiters Affect Women's Representation.Politics & Gender, 9:4 (December) pgs. 390-413.

Crowder-Meyer, Melody. 2011. "The Party's Still Going: County Party Strength, Activity, and Influence." Ch. 7, pgs. 115-134, in The State of the Parties, 6th edition, edited by John Green and Daniel Coffey.

* Note: If you can't access any of these papers, just email me for a copy!

Work in Progress

“Having Their Cake and Eating It Too: Why Local Party Leaders Don’t Support Nominating Centrists” (with David Broockman, Nick Carnes, and Chris Skovron)

“The Effects of Community Income Inequality on Political Participation” (with Jimmy Szewczyk, Sewanee ‘15)

“Where to Focus that Reclaimed Time? Gender, Race, & Americans’ Issue Priorities.”

“Where do Local Women Run?: Institutional, Political, and Party Determinants of Women's Representation in Local Office in the U.S.”