Dr. Blum’s research focuses on party factions and their impact on contemporary US politics. Here’s a list of her recent publications and projects.
- How the Tea Party Captured the GOP (University of Chicago Press), 2020.
- “How Local Factions Pressure Parties: Activist Groups and Primary Contests in the Tea Party Era,” accepted at the British Journal of Political Science (with Mike Cowburn), forthcoming 2023.
- “Conditional Congressional communication: how elite speech varies across medium,” at Political Science Research Methods (with Lindsey Cormack and Kelsey Shoub), 2023.
- “Trump-ing Foreign Affairs: Status Threat and Foreign Policy Preferences on the Right”, at Perspectives on Politics (with Christopher Parker), 2019.
- “Student-run exit polls 101,” at PS: Political Science and Politics (with Sarah E. Croco, Elizabeth Suhay, Lilliana Mason, Hans Noel, Jonathan Ladd, and Michael A. Bailey), 2019.
- “Parties in Miniature: Where Factions Fit in U.S. Party Coalitions” in Placing Parties in American Political Development, eds. Adam Hilton and Jessica Hejny (under review at the University of Pennsylvania Press as of November 2022).
- Research on the MAGA movement with Christopher S. Parker, including: “Will the Real Republicans Please Stand Up?: Election Denial and the Rift on the American Right,” under review at Public Opinion Quarterly with Christopher S. Parker, submitted March 2023.
- “Measuring Partisanship in Congressional Speech,” which uses machine learning techniques to generate member-level ideology estimates using five corpora of public speech (with Kelsey Shoub, Jon Green, and Lindsey Cormack);
- “Factions in Party Nomination Networks,” a network-based analysis of presidential endorsement patterns (with Hans Noel)
- “Representation, Responsiveness, and COVID-19,” a comprehensive research project examining the political roots of inequities in the U.S. domestic COVID-19 response (Russell Sage Grant with William Bianco and Josh McCrain).
- “Who Decides?: Media, MAGA, Money, and Mentions in the 2022 Republican Primaries,” with Mike Cowburn and Seth Masket.
- Several projects using data from the 2022 CES with Nathan Barron, Peter McLaughlin, Bennie Ashton, Chuck Finnochario, and Michael Crespin, including: “The Trump Effect: Experimental Evidence on Public Perceptions of Trump Endorses.”