L. Jason Anastasopoulos

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Innovative natural experiments, observational research and theories of racial threat suggest that skin tone is a determinant of nativist sentiment, yet experiments which include immigrant skin tone as a treatment find little connection between the two. We argue that these contradictory findings can be partially explained by experimental designs which(More)
While members of Congress now routinely communicate with constituents using images on a variety of internet platforms, little is known about how images are used as a means of strategic political communication. This is due primarily to computational limitations which have prevented large-scale, systematic analyses of image features. New developments in(More)
Essays on the Politics of Diversity in Modern America: A Causal Inference Approach Using methods of causal inference, computational social science and careful qualitative analysis, this thesis examines the roles that race and gender play in three key areas of modern American political life: political polarization, immigration policy and political(More)
While the number of female candidates running for office in U.S. House of Representative elections has increased considerably since the 1980s, women continue to account for about only 20% of House members. Whether this gap in female representation can be explained by a gender penalty female candidates face as the result of discrimination on the part of(More)
The widespread use of social media platforms as a means of protest mobilization, current availability of computing power and improvements in processing techniques present a confluence of technology which provide us with the opportunity to identify, track and study collective actions, perhaps in real time, as they emerge to form newsworthy events. In this(More)
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