L. Jason Anastasopoulos

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The outbreak and frequency of violent protest activity since 2010 has been a cause for alarm among policy makers and the public at large and has renewed interest in the study of violent forms of protest action. Until recently, the study of violent protest action, and indeed protest action in general has been limited to case studies (Tilly 1988; Tilly and(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)
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)
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)
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)
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